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ERIC Number: EJ930977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Parents' Marital Distress, Divorce, and Remarriage: Links with Daughters' Early Family Formation Transitions
Amato, Paul R.; Kane, Jennifer B.
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n8 p1073-1103 Aug 2011
The authors used data from the Add Health study to estimate the effects of parents' marital status and relationship distress on daughters' early family formation transitions. Outcomes included traditional transitions (marriage and marital births) and nontraditional transitions (cohabitation and nonmarital births). Relationship distress among continuously married parents was not related to any outcome. Offspring with single parents and remarried parents had an elevated risk of nonmarital births and nonmarital cohabitation. Offspring with remarried parents with a high-distress relationship had an elevated risk of early marriages and marital births. These results, combined with analyses of mediating variables, provide the strongest support for a modeling perspective, although some support also was found for a perspective based on escape from stress. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health