Washington, Chanell (2018). The effects of family structure transitions on young adults' union instability. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.
Using data from a sample of 7,953 respondents who were living with their biological mothers at Waves I and II in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), this study examines how family structure transitions during adolescence influence children’s union instability in young adulthood. Findings indicate that experiencing a family structure transition is associated with more union instability in young adulthood. However, when examining the specific types of family structure transitions, results suggest that not all types of family structure transitions have the same effect on children’s union instability.
family family structure family structure transition romantic relationships
Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America
Marriage, families, households, and unions 2: Gender, race, and ethnicity
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