Disability, partnership and parenting

Clarke, H. and McKay, Steve (2014) Disability, partnership and parenting. Disability and Society, 29 (4). pp. 543-555. ISSN 0968-7599

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Partnerships and parenthood can have important effects on economic, social and psychological well-being. We provide new long-term analysis of how disability affects both parental status and partnerships. Analysis of the new Life Opportunities Survey, which is based on social model approaches, demonstrates that disabled people are more likely than non-disabled people to face disadvantages in terms of family formation. Disabled people are more likely to remain single over time, although there is less evidence for any differences in rates of relationship breakdown for those who enter them. Allied to these conclusions, disabled adults are less likely to form households where there are dependent children. These conclusions are supported by longitudinal results from the British Household Panel Survey. © 2013 © 2013 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords:Family, Relationships, Households, NotOAChecked
Subjects:L Social studies > L400 Social Policy
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
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Deposited On:20 Mar 2014 10:53

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