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n. anything built on land from a shed to a highrise. (See: real property, premises)

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These 2005-15 shifts in family structure look too modest to explain the wealth shortfalls experienced by minority college graduates.
These findings show that parents, especially 42 % mothers who resided in nuclear family structure were more prone to social exclusion.
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.
A consistent problem with research assessing the relationship between family structure and children's attainment outcomes has been the reliance on cross-sectional, short-term, and retrospective data.
These findings suggest that a stable and healthy family structure is vital to preventing mental disorders among college students.
As with parental involvement, the quality of "parenting" depends largely on family structure. Sara Mclanahan and Gary Sandefur firmly establish that a non-intact family structure is generally not conducive to "good parenting." The "quality of parenting" is likely to be lower in families where the mother remarries or cohabits with an adult male than in families with two biological parents (McLanahan and Sandefur, 1997).
More might have been said about the breakup of families during the domestic slave trade, the impact of runaways on the family structure, and slave longevity (the latter is mentioned concerning slaves in St.
"The Implications of Changing Family Structure for Childbirth and Childbirth Education" by Lin, Wilson and Fako sets the framework for this issue by examining macro trends in family structure with specific implications for childbirth practitioners and educators.
While students attending more rigorous schools are higher achieving in comparison with their peers overall, regardless of their family instability histories, "students who have experienced repeated family structure changes lose some part of their advantage," said study coauthor Shannon Cavanagh, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
One characteristic that contributes to failed marriages is family structure. However, the relationship between family structure and intimate relationships have not been explored.
The remedy for runaway illegitimacy in America, of course, is the promotion of traditional marriage and family structures. A 2002 report from Child Trends concluded: "Research clearly demonstrates that family structure matters for children, and the family structure that helps the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage."
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