Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustment

Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustment

Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustment

Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustments

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Référence bibliographique [400]

Wu, Zheng, Costigan, Catherine L., Hou, Feng, Kampen, Ruth et Schimmele, Christoph M. 2010. «Change and Stability in Cohabitation and Children’s Educational Adjustment ». Journal of Comparative Family Studies, vol. 41, no 4, p. 557-579.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs


Intentions :
« Our first objective is to evaluate whether the educational adjustment of children in cohabiting households differs from those of children in marital households (cohabitation effect). » (p. 560) « The second objective of the current study is to examine the effect of the disruption of cohabiting relationships on children’s educational adjustment. » (p. 561)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
« Our empirical analyses use the first five waves of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth (NLSCY), conducted by Statistics Canada and Human Resources Development Canada (covering 1994 to 2003). » (p. 563)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


« As limited research has focused on the longitudinal effects of cohabitation and the dissolution of cohabitation on the educational adjustment of children, this study offers some insights into these relationships. Overall, no differences are observed for changes in school engagement based on cohabitation. In contrast, perceived achievement shows greater declines for children in stable cohabiting relationships (biological and step) compared to stable marital relationships, for children from disrupted cohabiting relationships compared to stable step-cohabiting relationships, and for children from disrupted cohabiting relationships compared to children from disrupted marital relationships. » (p. 573)