Juvenile Delinquency

By: Demuth, Stephen, and Susan L. Brown

These researchers study data from the 1995 National Longitudinal Survey of Adolescent Health and find that average juvenile delinquency levels are lowest among two-biological-parent married families relative to single-parent and stepparent families.

Family structure, family processes, and adolescent delinquency: The significance of parental absence versus parental gener. Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency 41 (1): 58-81.