Health of Parents and Children

By: American academy of pediatrics task force on the family.

This report finds that both married men and women are physically and emotionally healthier, are less likely to be involved in alcohol and drug abuse, and tend to live longer and have healthier lifestyles than unmarried men and women. Also, life-long health disadvantages and emotional problems are less likely to occur among children who have both married parents involved in their lives.

Family pediatrics. Pediatrics 111 (6): 1541-53.