d680c458d3 Family Structure And Childrens Physical And Mental Health Matthew D. 9September 2016Payment Reforms, Prescription Drugs & More Alert me to new issues of Health Affairs From The Editor-In-Chief DataGraphic: Aging And Health Home-Based Care Program Results Specialty Drug Costs And Medicare Contraceptive Choices Under ACA Costs And Benefits Of Anticancer Drugs DataWatch: Mass. The sample size for children in blended adoptive families was considerably smaller than for children in blended step families. One child under age eighteen was randomly selected from each household with children to be the target of the survey; the respondent was an adult in the household who was knowledgeable about the childs health. This enabled us to identify the presence or absence of biological, step, foster, or adoptive parents or grandparents (as surrogate parents) in the household. no. Government Printing Office, 2003) ; U.S. Prevalence of certain family structures.
McLanahan and G. Minkler and Fuller-Thomson, The Health of Grandparents Raising Children ; and B. A great deal of research has consistently shown family structure disparities in child outcomes that are related to educational attainment, the likelihood of becoming a single parent, and general well-being.1 Although the child well-being indicators studied have often included mental health, much less research has focused on the physical health status of U.S. Study limitations. D. Children in blended adoptive families showed the same disparities for dental health and some of the mental health indicators, but other differences were not significant.10 Single-parent families. The significance of differences was evaluated at the 0.05 level using the PREDEFF option. That is, the poorer health of these children might often be a precursor to, rather than a result of, their current living arrangements. Articles by Blumberg, S. Yet children in single-mother families and grandparent-only families still had significantly poorer physical and mental health than children living with both biological parents.