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SOC 344 REMARRIAGE & STEPFAMILIES
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DATA 70% of divorced mothers are remarried within six years. More than ¼ of all remarrying women with children from previous marriages separate from their spouses within five years of their second marriage. About 28% of children are born to unwed mothers, many of whom eventually marry someone who is not the father of their child.
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The Evil Stepmother* The Cinderella Myth : our culture possesses a negative image and a deeply rooted mistrust of stepmothers based on a long tradition of stories of evil ones, such as the case of Cinderella’s abusive and sed on Mary Ann hanson’s “The Modern American Stepfamily: Problems and Possibil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6SdCDpvTnw
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The Modern Step-Family The stepparent who lives with the children is far more likely to be a stepfather than a stepmother . It is the custodial mother who is more likely to remarry The biological father is often still alive and has a presence , in varying degrees, in the children’s The modern stepfamily is different and more complex than Cinderella’s in many ways :
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Stepfamilies have on the average older children (11 years) than the non-divorced families (6.5 years). Few stepchildren are close to their natural fathers or have enough contact with them to permit fathers to play a prominent role in their upbringing.
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Stepfamilies Residential Step-parents : most stepfamilies have their stepchildren living with them, for in most cases the biological mother is the custodial of the child. Residential stepparents are more likely to
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SOC+344+STEPFAMILIES - SOC 344 REMARRIAGE &...

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