Despite the findings, it does not mean that these potential effects damage the parent-child relationship as a whole, ’said Davey.During marital status transitions do not seem to lead to irreparable damage to the support that children provide to parents later in life, they do disrupt the needs and resources of both generations. Every child in the family , the same event can vary in a way which can still be seen, when the parents a ripe old age may are experiencing, he said. ‘Considering how common marital transitions have become, and how complex families have become as a result, it is surprising that the effect is not more pronounced.
The results indicate that both the type of transition and if they are important in a child’s life they are occurring. A father’s remarriage early in a child’s life makes it more likely that the child will provide help later in life, but the same transition stepchildren an adult reduces the chances of a child helping her father. [Read the rest of this entry...]