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ERIC Number: EJ835116
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Parenting with Intellectual Disability in Germany: Results of a New Nationwide Study
Pixa-Kettner, Ursula
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v21 n4 p315-319 Jul 2008
Background: A nationwide questionnaire survey conducted in Germany in 2005 found 1584 families headed by persons with intellectual disability with 2164 adults becoming parents between 1990 and 2005. Materials and Methods: In spite of a lower response rate and a more limited time frame compared with a previous study undertaken in the early 1990s [Pixa-Kettner (1998), "Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities," 11, 355-364], there was an increase of more than 40% both in the number of people with intellectual disability becoming parents and number of children born. Results: Thus, the new study confirms the trend from 1998 of a continually increasing number of parents with intellectual disability. The proportion of children living with at least one biological parent has increased from 40% to 57% since 1998. Younger children live more often with their parents than older children; however, half of children aged 12-15 years live with at least one biological parent. Conclusion: Parents who live without professional support seem to have better chances of living with their children than parents who draw on professional support. These findings require further clarification.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany