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HBSC Network publishes: Life satisfaction among children in different family structures: A comparative study of 36 western societies.

The HBSC Network found life satisfaction among children in different family structures was higher for children living with both biological parents than children living with a single parent or parent–step-parent. Significantly higher levels of life satisfaction were reported by children in joint physical custody. Difficulties in communicating with parents were strongly linked to less life satisfaction but did not impact upon the relation between family structure and life satisfaction. In Nordic countries with strong welfare systems children reported significantly higher levels of life satisfaction in all living arrangements apart from single father households. Country differences in economic inequality impacted the association between particular family structures, perceived family affluence and life satisfaction.

T Bjarnason et al

Children & Society, 2012 pp 62

DOI:10.1111/j.1099-0860.2010.00324.x

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