Children of single mothers remained more likely to have had physician visits in the past year than children in two-parent families, with the exception of children whose mothers had 16 or more years of education; physician contacts did not vary by family structure
in this group.
Table 6 also shows the decomposition results using the estimates from the model where family structure
is considered endogenous.
The effect of family structure
on child outcomes is a much-studied subject, and many researchers, including Sara McLanahan and Gary Sandefur (Growing up with a Single Parent, 1994), have explored the potentially adverse effects of single parenting on children.
In the analysis presented below, we examine the relationships between children's completed schooling and a number of factors, including single-parent family structure
The taboo on careful research on family structure
and poverty was broken by William Julius Wilson, an eminent black sociologist.
However, most research on the association between family structure
and children's socioeconomic status has been conducted in the United States, where other related sources of disadvantage may have more important effects on children's outcomes than single parenthood (Thomson and McLanahan 2012).
Ecapan said mut'ah marriage destroys family structure
in the society and constitutes an obstacle for notable generations.
However, the relationship between family structure
and intimate relationships have not been explored.
A 2002 report from Child Trends concluded: "Research clearly demonstrates that family structure
matters for children, and the family structure
that helps the most is a family headed by two biological parents in a low-conflict marriage.
Family conflict and change in family structure
were "significant" factors in children's decision to run away, the report found.
2] The 2010 report on the 2001-2007 National Health Interview Survey, which provides a detailed demographic report on the well being of children by family structure
, was used to highlight the "possible" relationship between family structure
and children with special needs.
ANKARA, Feb 19, 2011 (TUR) -- Turkish Prime Ministry's Directorate General for Family and Social Research, which has conducted Turkey's first comprehensive survey on "family values", proposed establishment of "family counselling centres" in an effort to protect the Turkish family structure
against social changes.