Published in Law and Health Weekly, May 10th, 2008
"Using the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997, we construct an elaborate measure of family structure and find considerable heterogeneity in the risk of antisocial and delinquent behavior among groups of youth who reside in what are traditionally dichotomized as intact and nonintact families. In particular, we find that youth in ''intact'' families differ in important ways depending on whether the two biological parents are married or...
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