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Family Stability and Instability among Low-Income Hispanic Mothers With Young Children.

Publication Year: 
2017
Personal Author: 
Karberg, Elizabeth.
Cabrera, Natasha.
Fagan, Jay.
Scott, Mindy E.
Guzman, Lina.
Corporate Author: 
National Research Center on Hispanic Children and Families.
Briefing Materials
Page Count: 
13

This brief examines patterns of stability and instability in family structure (i.e., change in romantic residential relationship status) among urban low-income Hispanic mothers with young children. Children’s early home experiences can have a profound influence on their well-being and life trajectories. While couples tend to stay together during and immediately after a birth, relationship dissolution, one form of family instability, becomes more common during the child’s first years of life. (Author abstract)

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