An increasing number of U. Using data from the first wave — of the National Survey of Families and Households NSFH , this study examines differences in child well-being between children living with interethnic parents and those living with same-ethnic parents. Results provide only limited evidence that child well-being is lower among children living with interethnic parents. Compared with children in same-ethnic families, children living with interethnic parents exhibited higher levels of negative affect, and this difference could not be explained by differences in background or family characteristics, levels of parents relationship stressors, or parenting quality. At the same time, however, no differences were found in global well-being, positive affect, or behavior problems. Children living with interethnic parents may face some greater difficulties that warrant concern, but they do not appear to face pervasive disadvantages.
The Well-Being of Children Living with Interethnic Parents: Are They at a Disadvantage?
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Since the beginning of American history, interracial romances have been considered controversial. The majority of these concerns stem from racist attitudes and beliefs. In addition, there are those who comment on the many challenges that face such couples due to their different backgrounds and experiences. This is not only an American issue. Bans against interracial marriage have occurred throughout history in other countries, such as South Africa, Canada and Australia.
The Effects of Interracial Marriage on Children
Served in the U. Army, attended and graduated from The University of Texas-Arlington with a bachelors in psychology and minor in sociology. How does interracial marriage impact and affect the lives of children? The Supreme Courts ruling in Loving vs.