How Does Family Structures Affect Family Structure

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The first source, Langton and Berger’s study (2011) uses data from the Child Development Supplement of the Panel Study of Income Dynamic to study family structure’s connections with physical health, behavior, and emotional well-being for adolescents ages 12-19. Findings suggested that adolescents living in family structures without two biological parents have weaker outcomes. Nowadays, more than 50% of children will live a portion of their childhood in a single parent family (p. 323). In this study, different family structures are examined first. Next, differences in parental marital statuses and if the adolescent experienced a family structure change in the past five years will be surveyed.
Parents play a large role in children’s lives. A family structure can impact an adolescent’s well being through family’s access to resources, quality of parenting, and environment at home. Families with two parents can provide more economic resources, closer emotional relationships, and fewer stressful events. They also have greater access to health care and meet
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One example is single father families. The second source by Bronte-Tinkew, Scott, and Lilja (2010), states that in 1970, these structures made up 1.1% of these structures, while in 2005 they made up 4.8% (p. 1107). The main focus of previous studies has been single mothers. This study uses the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth from 1997 to research adolescents in single father homes. It examines single fathers involved with adolescents and their parenting styles in comparison to parents in other family structures. It also researches fathers ' involvement and parenting styles and how they arbitrate the connection between family structure and young adult consequences such as disconnectedness and high school completion. Lastly, it looks at facets of involvement and parenting styles that affect young adult outcomes in single father

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