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 ==========Effects of Family Structure on Child Abuse========== ==========Effects of Family Structure on Child Abuse==========
  
-Today, more Americans live in a manner that separates the bearing and raising of children from traditional marriage. This undermines the well-being of children. Since 1950, the Index of Belonging for U.S. teenagers—the number of teens raised in an intact married family, has decreased from 63 percent to 46 percent.((Patrick F. Fagan and Christina Hadford, “The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection,​” Marriage and Religion Research Institute (2015). Available at [[http://​marri.us/​get.cfm?​i=OR15B02]])) The United States increasingly is becoming a country of second-, third-, and even fourth-generation marriage-less "​families."​ In such circumstances,​ as the research shows, children are most likely to suffer abuse and neglect, and new subcultures of [[child_abuse_in_the_united_states|abuse]] are more likely to be established.+Today, more Americans live in a manner that separates the bearing and raising of children from traditional marriage. This undermines the well-being of children. Since 1950, the Index of Belonging for U.S. teenagers—the number of teens raised in an intact married family, has decreased from 63 percent to 46 percent.((Patrick F. Fagan and Christina Hadford, “The Fifth Annual Index of Family Belonging and Rejection,​” Marriage and Religion Research Institute (2015). Available at [[http://​marri.us/​research/​research-papers/​fifth-annual-index-of-belonging-and-rejection/​]])) The United States increasingly is becoming a country of second-, third-, and even fourth-generation marriage-less "​families."​ In such circumstances,​ as the research shows, children are most likely to suffer abuse and neglect, and new subcultures of [[child_abuse_in_the_united_states|abuse]] are more likely to be established.
  
 =====1. The Intact Married Family===== =====1. The Intact Married Family=====
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   * **The rate of physical abuse is 10 times higher** if the mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend.   * **The rate of physical abuse is 10 times higher** if the mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend.
  
-{{ :​relative_rates_of_physical_abuse.png?​direct&​400 |Relative Rates of Physical Abuse}}+{{ :​relative_rates_of_physical_abuse.png?​direct&​500 |Relative Rates of Physical Abuse}}
  
 For sexual abuse the rates are even higher. Compared to the always intact married family: For sexual abuse the rates are even higher. Compared to the always intact married family:
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   * **The rate of sexual abuse is 20 times higher** if the mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend.   * **The rate of sexual abuse is 20 times higher** if the mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend.
  
-{{ :​relative_rates_of_sexual_abuse.png?​direct&​400 |Relative Rates of Sexual Abuse}}+{{ :​relative_rates_of_sexual_abuse.png?​direct&​500 |Relative Rates of Sexual Abuse}}
  
 =====2. The Non-Intact Family===== =====2. The Non-Intact Family=====