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Child mental health after parental separation: the impact of resident/non-resident parenting, parent mental health, conflict and socioeconomics.

Lucas, Nina; Nicholson, Jan M.; Erbas, Bircan


Children of separated parents are consistently shown to have greater likelihood of poor mental health than children of intact families. Explanations to date have focussed on the impacts of parental conflict, and the role of resident mothers, neglecting the potential importance of non-resident fathers. Using recent data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, this study 1) compares the mental health of children from intact families with resident fathers to those from separated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Family Studies 19.1 (2013): 53-69
DOI: 10.5172/jfs.2013.19.1.53


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