Date of Award

Spring 5-2-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Partha Deb

Second Advisor

Randall K. Filer

Academic Program Adviser

Randall K. Filer


The American family structure has changed rapidly over the years, from the traditional two-biological-parent household to a variety of other family configurations, leading to a substantial number of children growing up in step-families. This paper examines the impact of step-parenting on child health outcomes among school-aged children.



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