Behavioral and Emotional Problems

By: Brown, Susan L.

Using data from the National Survey of Americaís Families, this researcher finds that after controlling for economic and parental resource variables teenagers in married-biological-parent families have fewer behavioral and emotional problems and tend to be more engaged in school than do teenagers from other family structures.

Family structure and child well-being: The significance of parental cohabitation. Journal of Marriage and Family 66 (2): 351-67.