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1

What percent of all families with dependent children do reconstituted make up?

10%

2

In most reconstituted family at least one child is from where?

The woman's past relationship

3

McCarthy concluded we should speak of stepfamilies due to the what?

Diversity among these families

4

There is more tension in reconstituted families due to lack of clear what?

Social norms about how individuals should behave in such families

5

But some reconstituted families have few what?

Tensions

6

For those having tensions they are not different from what?

The tensions within the normal nuclear family

7

What is a main reason for increase reconstituted families?

Divorce creating lone parents and then step families

8

Why are more children in step families from the woman's precious relationship?

Because children are more likely to remain with their mother

9

Why are stepfamilies at greater risk of poverty?

Often more children and the stepfather may have to support children from a previous relationship

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