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Guidubaldi, John; Cleminshaw, Helen – 1983
To determine whether support systems ameliorated the impact of divorce on family stress and child adjustment, the present study examined the availability to divorced families of various support systems, including the extended family, church, work, and community groups. Specifically, the study addressed the impact of parental support systems on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Day Care
Portes, Pedro R.; And Others – 1991
Divorce is common phenomenon in the lives of many persons today. It changes the structure of the family and, in so doing, changes the lives of the couples involved and presents the children of divorce with their own set of adjustment issues. This study examined the literature on children's overall adjustment to divorce. Subjects (N=102) were…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Divorce, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education
Barenbaum, Nicole B. – 1993
This study examined relationships between different types of parental conflict (legal conflict, interpersonal conflict, and specific conflict tactics) and children's divorce adjustment. Subjects were members of 120 mother-custody families, recruited through a search of public divorce dockets, with at least one child between the ages of 6 and 12…
Descriptors: Children, Conflict, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment
Tom, A.; Yuen, S.; Fong, G.; Nemoto, M.; Hisatake, T.; Choy, A.; Chang, W. – Center on the Family, University of Hawaii Manoa (NJ3), 2009
Financial hardship can result from many different circumstances--a poor economy, the loss of a job, underemployment, the prolonged illness of a family member, divorce, poor money management, or a combination of several factors. Whatever the cause, the resulting impact on a family can be stressful for all members, including children. Stress from…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Economically Disadvantaged, Money Management, Mental Health
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Jacobson, Doris S. – Journal of Divorce, 1978
This study examined the association between the child's psychosocial adjustment and the amount of time and activity lost with each parent after the parental separation. The sample consisted of 30 families (51 children) all of whom had experienced a parental separation within 12 months prior to the research interview. (Author)
Descriptors: Children, Divorce, Emotional Adjustment, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Plotnick, Robert D.; Garfinkel, Irwin; McLanahan, Sara S.; Ku, Inhoe – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2007
The interaction of welfare and child support regulations has created a situation in which child support policy's incentives that discourage unwed fatherhood tend to be stronger than its incentives that encourage unwed motherhood. This suggests that more stringent child support enforcement creates incentives that reduce the likelihood of nonmarital…
Descriptors: Females, Children, Welfare Services, Financial Support
Marta, Suzy Yehl – 1996
Parental death or divorce can have serious effects on children. It is important for adults and teachers to provide support and to be available to listen to the child on an age appropriate level. This paper describes the emotional impact of loss on children both when a marriage is ending and when a parent is seriously ill or is recently deceased.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Welfare, Childhood Needs, Children
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Devall, Esther; And Others – Family Relations, 1986
Children from divorced families did not have more household or childcare responsibilities than other children, but they did assume a confidant role with their mothers more often. They also rated themselves lower in social competence. Maternal employment decreased the children's participation in athletic activities and involvement with friends.…
Descriptors: Athletics, Divorce, Employed Women, Family Relationship
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Caceres-Delpiano, Julio – Journal of Human Resources, 2006
Using multiple births as an exogenous shift in family size, I investigate the impact of the number of children on child investment and child well-being. Using data from the 1980 US Census Five-Percent Public Use Micro Sample, 2SLS results demonstrate that parents facing a change in family size reallocate resources in a way consistent with Becker's…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Labor Force, Grade Repetition
Elkind, David – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2011
Social and economic changes affect children indirectly, through the modifications they engender in parental behavior. No-fault divorce laws, for example, made divorce easier and led to a substantial increase in the number of separated families. In contrast to social and economic change, technological change can impact children directly without…
Descriptors: Social Change, Economic Change, Child Development, Economic Impact
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Aquilino, William S. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1994
Explored implications of later life parental divorce and widowhood for relationship between parents and young adult children among 3,281 young adults who grew up in intact families. Family disruption that occurred after children were grown had sizable effects on parent-adult child relations, with later life divorce lowering relationship quality…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Divorce, Middle Aged Adults, Older Adults
Barrington, Diane M. – 1985
Annotated citations in this bibliography are divided into two sections: (1) statistical studies concerning the impact of divorce on students, and (2) diagnostic studies and suggested strategies for dealing with the issue of marital separation and divorce and their effects in the classroom. A glossary of terms, a summary of findings, conclusions,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annotated Bibliographies, Behavior Change, Children
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Parish, Thomas S.; Wigle, Stanley E. – Adolescence, 1985
Obtained children's (N=639) evaluations of their parents and themselves over a three-year period. Compared children whose parents divorced prior to or during the study with the children whose families remained intact during that time. Results showed children in intact families evaluated themselves and their parents more positively. (BH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Divorce, Longitudinal Studies
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Booth, Alan; Amato, Paul R. – Journal of Marriage and the Family, 1994
Examined data from 419 parents and their adult children to assess impact of parental marital quality and divorce while child is residing with parents on parent-child relations 12 years later. Low marital quality and divorce appeared to have independent effects on adult child-parent relations. Fathers' relationships suffered more than mothers';…
Descriptors: Adult Children, Divorce, Marital Instability, Marital Satisfaction
Cecchini, Stephanie Anne – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Young adults deserve our best as parents, educators and community members. The Michael L. Printz award winning books, instituted by the Young Adult Library Association, form a recent grouping of current literature. Novels worthy of the Printz Award explore physical, emotional, and social themes important in the lives of young adults. This library…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Development, Young Adults, Novels
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