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Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families

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Gibson-Davis, CM
Published in: Journal of Marriage and Family
May 1, 2008

Using longitudinal data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Survey, a birth cohort study, this study analyzes the effect of family structure on parenting for 3,402 mothers and 2,615 fathers. To address the problem of omitted variable bias, fixed effects methods are used to control for the presence of time-invariant unobserved characteristics that may counfound estimates. Marriage by itself did not influence the parenting of mothers or fathers, and there was little effect of family structure on maternal parenting. The presence of a romantic partner was important, as fathers who repartner had lower engagement scores and mothers reported cohabiting stepfathers to be more involved in the family's life as compared to married biological fathers. © National Council on Family Relations, 2008.

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Journal of Marriage and Family

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EISSN

1741-3737

ISSN

0022-2445

Publication Date

May 1, 2008

Volume

70

Issue

2

Start / End Page

452 / 465

Related Subject Headings

  • Family Studies
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1603 Demography
 

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Gibson-Davis, C. M. (2008). Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 70(2), 452–465. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00493.x
Gibson-Davis, C. M. “Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families.” Journal of Marriage and Family 70, no. 2 (May 1, 2008): 452–65. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00493.x.
Gibson-Davis CM. Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families. Journal of Marriage and Family. 2008 May 1;70(2):452–65.
Gibson-Davis, C. M. “Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families.” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 70, no. 2, May 2008, pp. 452–65. Scopus, doi:10.1111/j.1741-3737.2008.00493.x.
Gibson-Davis CM. Family structure effects on maternal and paternal parenting in low-income families. Journal of Marriage and Family. 2008 May 1;70(2):452–465.

Published In

Journal of Marriage and Family

DOI

EISSN

1741-3737

ISSN

0022-2445

Publication Date

May 1, 2008

Volume

70

Issue

2

Start / End Page

452 / 465

Related Subject Headings

  • Family Studies
  • 5203 Clinical and health psychology
  • 5201 Applied and developmental psychology
  • 4410 Sociology
  • 2204 Religion and Religious Studies
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1603 Demography