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Canadian Social Trends June 28, 2006

Learning Disabilities and Child Altruism, Anxiety, and Aggression

by Anne Milan, Feng Hou, and Irene Wong

This paper uses Canadian data from the 2002 and 2003 National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth to examine the levels of altruism or prosocial behaviour, anxiety or emotional disorder, and physical aggression or conduct disorder for children aged 8 to 11 with and without learning disabilities, controlling for characteristics of the child, the family and parenting style. Children were identified as having learning disabilities if they were diagnosed as having this long-term condition by a health professional.

Till death do us part? The risk of first and second marriage dissolution

by Warren Clark and Susan Crompton

This article uses the General Social Survey on family history to briefly examine the basic characteristics of Canadians who have legally married once, twice or more than twice. It then uses a proportional hazard model to identify some of the factors that are associated with ending a first and a second marriage by divorce or separation.

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