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Parental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood

Andrew J. Cherlin, Kathleen E. Kiernan and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale
Demography
Vol. 32, No. 3, Family and Household Demography (Aug., 1995), pp. 299-318
Published by: Springer on behalf of the Population Association of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061682
Page Count: 20
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Parental Divorce in Childhood and Demographic Outcomes in Young Adulthood
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Abstract

We investigated the long-term effects of parental divorce in childhood on demographic outcomes in young adulthood, using a British longitudinal national survey of children. Our analyses control for predisruption characteristics of the child and the family, including emotional problems, cognitive achievement, and socioeconomic status. The results show that by age 23, those whose parents divorced were more likely to leave home because of friction, to cohabit, and to have a child outside marriage than were those whose parents did not divorce. Young adults whose parents divorced, however, were no more or less likely to marry or to have a child in a marriage. Moreover, even in the divorced group, the great majority did not leave home because of friction or have a child outside marriage.

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