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Детство в неполной семье: влияние на взросление девушек

Чурилова Е. В., Орешкова Д. Д.

Changes in family structure, divorce or separation of parents have strong impact on child, his behavior and transition to the adulthood. According to the foreign researches, family disintegration affects young women more than young men. This paper tests influence of living within single-parent family during the childhood on educational attainment, matrimonial and reproductive behavior of women, using three waves of panel data of Generation and Gender Survey, which was carried out in Russia in 2004, 2007 and 2011, respectively. Our empirical results show that women who spent their childhood in single-parent families are more likely to have secondary vocational education, prefer cohabitation rather than marriage and as a consequence have more cohabiters during their lifespan and be lone mothers as a result of family dissolution.