Children with cohabiting parents on the rise

Joyce Chen, New York Daily News, 8/17/2011

According to the study, put out by the National Marriage Project and the Institute for American Values Tuesday, children of cohabiting parents are more prone to "externalizing disorders, more aggression," as well as "internalizing disorders, more depression." Kids who have to see their parents date multiple partners don't have a firm sense of stability, and will likely end up shying away from marriage altogether when they grow up, the study said... The report also revealed that though divorce rates are down, the number of children who are born out of wedlock is, by contrast, rising quickly.

Subjects: Family, Family structure

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