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How have recent changes in U.S. family structure affected the cognitive, social, and emotional well-being of the nation's children-- Paul Amato examines the effects of family formation on children and evaluates whether current marriage promotion programs are likely to meet children's needs.
Data from almost 5,000 adolescent respondents to the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health) are used to examine the mechanisms that transmit the facilitative effect of residential mobility on the timing of the transition to first premarital sexual intercourse. Adolescents...
This resource presents seven reasons that answer the question "Why marriage?" Marriage is: good for your children, better than just living with someone, good for your sex life, good for your pocketbook, and good for your health. It also makes you happier and keeps you safer.