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ERIC Number: EJ889019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
The Effects of Mother's Marital Status on Adolescent and Young Adult Health and Economic Well-Being among African Americans
LaVeist, Thomas A.; Zeno, Tia L.; Fesahazion, Ruth G.
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n8 p1065-1080 2010
This article explores the effects of being raised by married parents during childhood on health and well-being in adolescence and young adulthood in a longitudinal sample of African Americans. This study aims to address the following three questions: Does childhood with married parents lead to better health and well-being during adolescence? Does childhood with married parents lead to better health and well-being in young adulthood? Do the health effects of childhood with married parents differ for male and female? The authors found modest direct effects of childhood exposure to marriage on health for females. Having at least some childhood marriage exposure was also associated with several positive health behaviors. There is modest evidence that marriage bestows health benefits for children and that these benefits endure into young adulthood. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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