Moving On: The Expansion of the Family Network After Parents Separate

2004-FCY-9E

Figure 1.7   Family pathways followed since birth and family environment in 1996–97, for 1000 children aged 6–13 years, whose parents were living apart at their birth, NLSCY, Cycles 1 and 2

No family transitions accounts for 16.2%: Parents apart, neither in new union = 162. One family transition accounts for 44.7%: Parents united = 225, Father in new union = 112, Mother in new union = 69 and One parent died = 41. Two family transitions accounts for 18.0%: Parents separated, neither in new union = 43, Father separated = 41, Both parents in new union = 60 and Mother separated = 36. Three family transitions accounts for 16.9%: Parents reunited = 30, Father in new union = 33, Mother in new union = 44, Father separated = 24 and Mother separated = 38. Four or more transitions accounts for 4.2%: Both parents in new union = 42.

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