Reading 18 - Autumn Constance Reading 18 There are...

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Autumn Constance Reading 18 There are significant differences between stepfamilies and biological families. The contrast between the legal status of stepparents and rights and obligations of natural parents is remarkable. Policymakers who spend a great deal of time worrying about divorces effect on children rarely consider the fact that about 70% of mothers remarry within 6 years. Federal and state policies affecting families as well as policies governing employee benefits and insurance need to be adapted to address the concerns of modern stepfamilies. Pg. 240 86% of stepchildren live primarily with a custodial mother and stepfather. Modern residential stepfamilies resemble modern nondivorced families and single parent families with an average of 2 children per family. There are also nonresidential stepparents, which are the spouses of noncustodial parents (stepmothers). Stepfamilies come with more struggles and strains but research is not consistent.
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course REL 330 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Central Mich..

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