The Child Development Supplement Of The Panel Study Of Income

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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 children’s health needs better. Children with single parents tend to have more stress and conflict, less support from their parent, and limited attention to health. This can be due to the lack of time the single parent may have in their day, while juggling a job and being a parent at the same time. Previous research on family structures and adolescent outcomes has suggested that children from single parent families have worse…

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