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Growing up with a single parent : what hurts, what helps

Author: Sara McLanahan; Gary D Sandefur
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 1994.
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Nonwhite and white, rich and poor, born to an unwed mother or weathering divorce, over half of all children in the current generation will live in a single-parent family - and these children simply will not fare as well as their peers who live with both parents. This is the clear and urgent message of this powerful book. Based on four national surveys and drawing on more than a decade of research, Growing Up with a  Read more...
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McLanahan, Sara.
Growing up with a single parent.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624404258
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sara McLanahan; Gary D Sandefur
ISBN: 0674364074 9780674364073 0674364082 9780674364080
OCLC Number: 30474392
Description: viii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Why we care about single parenthood --
How father absence lowers children's well-being --
Which outcomes are most affected --
What hurts and what helps --
The value of money --
The role of parenting --
The community connection --
What should be done.
Responsibility: Sara McLanahan, Gary Sandefur.

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More than half of all children in the current generation will live in a single-parent family-and they will not fare as well as their peers who live with both parents. Based on four national surveys  Read more...

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Based on careful analysis of data from various national surveys...[this book is] the first systematic attempt to disentangle the effects of poverty from family breakdown across a range of problems Read more...

 
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