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ERIC Number: EJ929145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Relationship Status and Activated Kin Support: The Role of Need and Norms
Mazelis, Joan Maya; Mykyta, Laryssa
Journal of Marriage and Family, v73 n2 p430-445 Apr 2011
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, we examined whether mothers' (N = 4,127) and fathers' (N = 3,405) relationship status influenced their activation of financial support from relatives over time. We found that relationship status influenced the activation of financial support from relatives but that the effects differed somewhat by gender. Mothers were significantly more likely to activate financial assistance if they did not reside with the focal father, whereas fathers had lower odds of activating support if they were no longer in a relationship with the mother. Thus, the need for assistance may encourage mothers to access support; fathers may be less likely to access support when they deviate from social norms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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