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effects_of_family_structure_on_childrens_health [2017/09/22 14:00]
marri [Effects of Family Structure on Children's Health]
effects_of_family_structure_on_childrens_health [2017/09/22 14:41]
marri [3.1 Related American Demographics]
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 Children raised in intact families tend to be healthier, have better access to health care, and exhibit less emotional and behavioral difficulties as compared to children raised in non-intact families.((Blackwell, Debra L, "Family Structure and Children's Health in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 2001-2007," //Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, Data from the National Health Survey// 246 (2010): 1-166. Available at [[https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_246.pdf]].)) However, the percent of married-parent families has significantly declined over the past 50+ years, while the proportion divorced, cohabiting, and single-parent families has risen.((Potrykus, Henry, “Decomposition of the American Family Over Time”, Marriage and Religion Research Institute (2016), available at [[http://marri.us/decomp-family/]].)) Promoting marriage is essential to ensure the physical and mental well-being of our nation’s youth. Children raised in intact families tend to be healthier, have better access to health care, and exhibit less emotional and behavioral difficulties as compared to children raised in non-intact families.((Blackwell, Debra L, "Family Structure and Children's Health in the United States: Findings from the National Health Interview Survey, 2001-2007," //Vital and Health Statistics, Series 10, Data from the National Health Survey// 246 (2010): 1-166. Available at [[https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_10/sr10_246.pdf]].)) However, the percent of married-parent families has significantly declined over the past 50+ years, while the proportion divorced, cohabiting, and single-parent families has risen.((Potrykus, Henry, “Decomposition of the American Family Over Time”, Marriage and Religion Research Institute (2016), available at [[http://marri.us/decomp-family/]].)) Promoting marriage is essential to ensure the physical and mental well-being of our nation’s youth.
  
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-According to the 2001 cycle of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), fewer children in intact married families had ever been told they had a learning disability (5.5 percent) than children in remarried stepfamilies (8.8 percent), cohabiting families (9.6 percent) or single parent families (10.4 percent).((Patrick F. Fagan and Paul Sullins, “Children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder”, Marriage and Religion Research Institute Mapping American, available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/MA-140.pdf]].))+According to the 2001 cycle of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), fewer children in intact married families had ever been told they had a learning disability (5.5 percent) than children in remarried stepfamilies (8.8 percent), cohabiting families (9.6 percent) or single parent families (10.4 percent).((Patrick F. Fagan and Paul Sullins, “Children with a Learning Disability”, Marriage and Religion Research Institute Mapping American, available at [[http://marri.us/wp-content/uploads/MA-141.pdf]].))
  
 {{ :ma_children_with_learning_disability.png?direct&500 |Children with a Learning Disability}} {{ :ma_children_with_learning_disability.png?direct&500 |Children with a Learning Disability}}