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family

n. 1) husband, wife and children. 2) all blood relations. 3) all who live in the same household including servants and relatives, with some person or persons directing this economic and social unit.

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For the single-parent family measure, this represents an increase of 40 percentage points (1.2 years) in the amount of time between the ages of 14 and 16 the child spent living with a single parent.
the model all but eliminates the estimated relationship between single-parent family structure and educational attainment, suggesting that differences in parental income play a key role in the educational disadvantage facing students raised in single-parent families.
In Model 5, both children's age and the temporally stable single-parent family cluster are positively related to children's job attainment at wave 3.
Put differently, outside Quebec acute poverty is to a very large extent a single-parent family phenomenon.
Regarding women's status within the family, McLanahan, Wedemeyer & Adelberg, (1981) showed that studies diverse in epidemiology have shown that single mothers (in other words, those who have a single-parent family status) score higher on scales of anxiety and depression than any other family status.
From Conflict Intact Family to Single-Parent Family after Divorce
But he said the rate of single-parent family growth had "moderated".

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