The Role of Family Structure in Child Development: A Longitudinal Study

Authors

  • Dr. Rachel Patel Department of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Author

Keywords:

Family structure, Child development, Longitudinal study, Parental involvement, Socio-economic factors

Abstract

This longitudinal study investigates the influence of family structure on child development over time. Utilizing a mixed-methods approach, the research examines various aspects of family dynamics, including family composition, parental involvement, and socio-economic factors, to discern their impact on children's cognitive, emotional, and social development. The findings shed light on the nuanced relationship between family structure and child outcomes, highlighting the importance of holistic support systems in promoting healthy development.

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Published

2024-03-31

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