One of the main topic of the sociological literature of divorce is to gain insight on the children’s well-being during the phases of the parents’s relationship crisis and after the divorce. Some studies aimed to make comparisons between the children of intact and divorced families. They are inspecting the family characteristics such as parental conflict before separation (see among others Sigle Rushton and McLanahan, 2004; Amato, 2010). It is quite well stated that one of the main interesting feature is the parents’ previous relationship quality, as well as the divorce (see Jekielek, 1998; Hanson, 1999). One way to investigate this topic is to control for many characteristics before the marriage dissolution and also to include some measures related to the children’s wealth before and after the event of divorce. In fact, in such a context, to assess experimental results is methodologically difficult or even impossible. As suggested in Amato (2010) the findings of studies that focus on the average effects of parental divorce may be contradictory and open to multiple interpretations, since researchers can view marital discord either as a cause of divorce or as part of the divorce processes. Another method of investigation is that to study the effects of divorce on children. According to the results of many researches the children’s wealth of those living in high-conflict marriages is better after the divorce. On the other hand, the dissolution of low-conflict marriages can damage the children’s lives (see Amato et al., 1995; Booth and Amato, 2001). By relaying on European data of the Millennium Cohort Study we attempt to understand the features illustrated above taking into account as suggested by Hanson (1999) the well- being and cognitive ability of young children. To our knowledge, only the study of Fomby and Osborne (2010) has focused on very young children. We also consider the children’s externalizing problems which are related to: conduct and hyperactivity-inattention, emotional symptoms, peer problems, and prosocial behaviour (Goodman, 1997). We consider the partnership breakdown and the partnership quality as focal variables as well as we relay on some control variables such as socio-demographic characteristics of the family. We show the results related to a first explorative analysis of the available data in order to consider the appropriate model. The confounded due to parent’s decision should be considered to assess properly the causal questions related to the research problem.

Garriga, A., Pennoni, F. (2015). Parents’relationship quality, parental divorce and children’s well-being. Intervento presentato a: Internal meeting of the FIRB “Futuro in ricerca” 2012, Roma, Università La Sapienza.

Parents’relationship quality, parental divorce and children’s well-being

PENNONI, FULVIA
2015

Abstract

One of the main topic of the sociological literature of divorce is to gain insight on the children’s well-being during the phases of the parents’s relationship crisis and after the divorce. Some studies aimed to make comparisons between the children of intact and divorced families. They are inspecting the family characteristics such as parental conflict before separation (see among others Sigle Rushton and McLanahan, 2004; Amato, 2010). It is quite well stated that one of the main interesting feature is the parents’ previous relationship quality, as well as the divorce (see Jekielek, 1998; Hanson, 1999). One way to investigate this topic is to control for many characteristics before the marriage dissolution and also to include some measures related to the children’s wealth before and after the event of divorce. In fact, in such a context, to assess experimental results is methodologically difficult or even impossible. As suggested in Amato (2010) the findings of studies that focus on the average effects of parental divorce may be contradictory and open to multiple interpretations, since researchers can view marital discord either as a cause of divorce or as part of the divorce processes. Another method of investigation is that to study the effects of divorce on children. According to the results of many researches the children’s wealth of those living in high-conflict marriages is better after the divorce. On the other hand, the dissolution of low-conflict marriages can damage the children’s lives (see Amato et al., 1995; Booth and Amato, 2001). By relaying on European data of the Millennium Cohort Study we attempt to understand the features illustrated above taking into account as suggested by Hanson (1999) the well- being and cognitive ability of young children. To our knowledge, only the study of Fomby and Osborne (2010) has focused on very young children. We also consider the children’s externalizing problems which are related to: conduct and hyperactivity-inattention, emotional symptoms, peer problems, and prosocial behaviour (Goodman, 1997). We consider the partnership breakdown and the partnership quality as focal variables as well as we relay on some control variables such as socio-demographic characteristics of the family. We show the results related to a first explorative analysis of the available data in order to consider the appropriate model. The confounded due to parent’s decision should be considered to assess properly the causal questions related to the research problem.
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causal inference, multivariate responses, background covariates
English
Internal meeting of the FIRB “Futuro in ricerca” 2012
http://epc2012.princeton.edu/abstracts/120723
Garriga, A., Pennoni, F. (2015). Parents’relationship quality, parental divorce and children’s well-being. Intervento presentato a: Internal meeting of the FIRB “Futuro in ricerca” 2012, Roma, Università La Sapienza.
Garriga, A; Pennoni, F
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