PhD project “The ripple effect in family networks. Relational structures and well-being in divorced and non-divorced families”

Why do some families fare better than others after parental divorce in terms of relationships quality and family well-being? Parental divorce not only affects the nuclear family, i.e., parents and children, but also affects extended family members, i.e., grandparents and aunts/uncles, and their relationships with the nuclear family. At the same time, extended family members can be an important source of support for nuclear family members after parental divorce. My thesis contains a number of studies on family network data from datasets collected by other researchers, as well as the first study on Lifelines Family Ties for which we collected multi-actor family network data among children, parents, grandparents, aunts/uncles and potential stepfamily members.

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