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ERIC Number: ED193546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 17
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Reference Count: 0
Is Life in a One-Parent Family Damaging to Children? A Look at Both Sides.
Doering, William G.
The increasing divorce rate, along with other circumstances resulting in one-parent families, makes the study of the effects of living in a one-parent situation for children of crucial importance. Children of divorced parents have been characterized as having lower I.Q. scores, more behavior problems, and academic handicaps than children from two-parent families. Factors related to life in a one-parent family have been correlated with juvenile delinquency and the possibility of girls dropping out of high school. Data support the concept that life in a happy one-parent family is less damaging to children than life in a conflict-ridden two-parent family. One-parent children have been found to be more independent but otherwise similar in all respects to children from intact families. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Language: English
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