Brief Children's Environment and Behavior: Family Structure
Ariel Halpern, Leticia Fernandez, Rebecca L. Clark
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Most American children live in two-parent families, whether biological or adoptive. Many children, however, do not live with both of their biological parents. Divorce and separation, births outside of marriage, remarriages, and child abuse or neglect are among the reasons these children spend at least part of their childhood with only one or neither biological parent.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Family structure