Moving On: The Expansion of the Family Network After Parents Separate
 A panel survey conducted jointly by Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC) and Statistics Canada.
 It is, for example, still impossible to distinguish stepfamilies from other two-parent families in the census.
 Data problems meant that the analysis could not be extended to the third cycle.
 These terms are used interchangeably, partly to acknowledge the fact that the mother's or father's new partner may not be perceived, or perceive themselves, as a stepparent.
 Approximately 2800 children aged 0–13 years at Cycle 2.
 To reduce costs, the longitudinal sample was reduced from 22,831 children (Cycle 1) to 16,903 (Cycle 2).
 The sum of all these children whose parents were living together in 1996–97, or who had lived together at some point after their birth and then separated: 225+43+30+33+44+42=417/100=42%
 Sample size (after exclusion of missing data): 1304 children whose father had formed a new union, and 1120 children whose mother had formed a new union.
 The coefficient for stepmother families (child lives with father and spouse/partner) is not significant, possibly because of the small number of children in this situation.
 PMK's education is the mother's education in approximately 90 percent of cases.
 See Divorce Act s. 15, and various provincial and territorial legislation establishing obligations of those who
"stand in the place of a parent."Also referred to as In Loco Parentis laws.
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