How important is family structure? Does the perception that children of divorced parents suffer hold true under the scrutiny of research? Is the traditional two parent/two child family ideal in terms of well-being? In this volume, two leading family researchers analyze these crucial questions. Using the United States National Survey of Families and Households, they examine the four most common family types - two parent families, divorced mothers with children, remarried families and unmarried mothers - to analyze the impact of family structure versus other factors.
Family Structure in Context
Theoretical Perspectives Linking Family Structure, Family Relations, and Well-Being
Research Design and Profile of American Families
Marital, Postmarital, and Nonmarital Relations
Family Structure and Mothers' Well-Being
Family Structure and Children's Well-Being
Beyond Family Structure