Parental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood

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Title: Parental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood
Author: Cherlin, Andrew J.; Kiernan, Kathleen E.; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay
Abstract: We investigated the long-term effects of parental divorce in childhood on demographic outcomes in young adulthood, using a British longitudinal national survey of children. Our analyses control for predisruption characteristics of the child and the family, including emotional problems, cognitive achievement, and socioeconomic status. The results show that by age 23, those whose parents divorced were more likely to leave home because of friction, to cohabit, and to have a child outside marriage than were those whose parents did not divorce. Young adults whose parents divorced, however, were no more or less likely to marry or to have a child in a marriage. Moreover, even in the divorced group, the great majority did not leave home because of friction or have a child outside marriage.
URI: http://jhir.library.jhu.edu/handle/1774.2/883
Date: 1995
Subject: DIVORCE
DEMOGRAPHIC IMPACT
Series: Hopkins Population Center Papers on Population
WP95-04

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