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Parents’ relationship quality, mother-child relations and children’s behaviour problems

This study uses data from a nationally representative sample of UK children (the
Millennium Cohort Study) to investigate the extent to which parents’ relationship
quality affects children’s behaviour problems and whether the quality of the mother
child relationship moderates this association. We find that parents’ relationship quality
is clearly related to children’s externalizing problems at ages 3 and 5 years and that the
quality of mother-child relations explains a substantial part of this association. A warm
relationship with the mother did not reduce the detrimental effect of poor parental
relationship problems, and maternal conflict exacerbated it. The effect of parent’s
relationship quality was the same for children from different ethnic and marital status
backgrounds, and according to mother’s education and child’s gender but was stronger
amongst poorer children. These findings suggest that policies that promote parents’
relationship quality are likely to be beneficial for children from different family
contexts, but especially for those from poor families.



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