More siblings mean less chance of divorce
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"The real story appears to be how family dynamics change incrementally with the addition of each sibling," said Donna Bobbitt-Zeher, a co-author of the study. The more siblings you have, the less likely you are to get divorced when you grow up, suggests a study presented Tuesday at a major convention of American sociologists. Doug Downey of Ohio State University said that, in terms of divorce, having no siblings or just one or two doesn't make much of a practical difference.
“The real story appears to be how family dynamics change incrementally with the addition of each sibling,”
Using data from the General Social Survey, Downey and his fellow researchers calculated that the likelihood of divorce in adulthood drops two percent with each additional brother or sister a person has. The General Social Survey, a trove of raw sociological data, comprises interviews with 57,000 adults across the United States by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago.
Downey and Bobbitt-Zeher presented their findings at the 108th annual meeting of the American Sociological Association that concludes Tuesday in New York.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily NationSimilar Stories
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