For example, not only is a residential father more emotionally and financially invested in his children than a non-residential father, children living with their own married parents are less likely to be poor, do drugs, get pregnant outside marriage, or end up in jail.It's worse than that. The Centers for Disease Control identify: "Nonbiological, transient caregivers in the home (e.g., mother’s male partner)" as a risk factor for child abuse. In other words, stable households headed by married parents mitigate the risk of child maltreatment.
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