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Neither here nor there: Incarceration and family instability

  title={Neither here nor there: Incarceration and family instability},
  author={Kristin Turney},
es of incarceration for the dissolution of marital, cohabiting, and nonresidential romantic relationships. 5 Given the considerable number of families affected by incarceration, the unequal distribution of incarceration across the population, and the potential consequences of family instability for the intergenerational transmission of inequality, understanding how the expanding penal system affects relationship dissolution is an important new area of research. I explore the possible… 



Stigma or Separation?: Understanding the Incarceration-Divorce Relationship

Prior research suggests a correlation between incarceration and marital dissolution, although questions remain as to why this association exists. Is it the stigma associated with "doing time" that

Despair by Association? The Mental Health of Mothers with Children by Recently Incarcerated Fathers

A burgeoning literature considers the consequences of mass imprisonment for the well-being of adult men and—albeit to a lesser degree—their children. Yet virtually no quantitative research considers

Fragile Families and the Reproduction of Poverty

  • S. McLanahan
  • Psychology
    The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
  • 2009
The author argues that what Moynihan identified as a race-specific problem in the 1960s has now become a class-based phenomena as well, and shows that unmarried parents come from much more disadvantaged populations than married parents.


While policy makers have long extolled the benefits of incarceration, criminologists have expended considerable effort demonstrating the harmful collateral consequences of incarceration. Sampson

The Compositional and Institutional Sources of Union Dissolution for Married and Unmarried Parents in the United States

It is found that demographic, economic, and relationship differences explain more than two-thirds of the increased risk of dissolution for unmarried parents relative to married parents and that differential responses to economic or relationship disadvantage do not explain why unmarried parents are more likely to end their unions.

Fatherhood Arrested: Parenting from Within the Juvenile Justice System

Crime and young fatherhood have generally been viewed as separate social problems. Increasingly, researchers are finding that these problems are closely related and highly concentrated in low-income

Saturday Morning at the Jail: Implications of Incarceration for Families and Children†

Little is known about the experience of families affected by incarceration, yet current trends indicate that millions of children have a parent who is imprisoned. Using a conceptual framework that

Doing Time on the Outside: Incarceration and Family Life in Urban America

"Stigma, shame and hardship---this is the lot shared by families whose young men have been swept into prison. Braman reveals the devastating toll mass incarceration takes on the parents, partners,

A Sort of Homecoming: Incarceration and the Housing Security of Urban Men

Securing housing is the most difficult and important barrier to successful re-entry faced by individuals returning from prison. A safe and stable residence has long been recognized as a prerequisite

Marital disruption and depression in a community sample.

No evidence is found that the depressogenic effect of marital disruption can be explained by increased financial pressures or other secondary changes in roles, but increased emotional reactivity to these changes is shown to play a powerful role in promoting depression among the recently divorced.