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Invite Me to Speak. My Story. The first was the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth The second was the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth: Child and Young Adult, which follows all the children of the women in the first survey.
Thus, the researchers had data on the relationships of 7, people in the second generation of the survey, as well as data on the relationships of those individuals' mothers. The study's first finding, Kamp Dush told Live Science, was an association between the number of partners the younger generation had and the number their mothers had. But daughters of serial monogamists can take heart: The association was hardly a one-to-one ratio.
Instead, for every additional marriage or cohabitation partner that Mom had, her daughter saw only a 6 percent increase in overall number of partners. The link itself was not very surprising, Kamp Dush said, considering that many researchers have found that when parents divorce , their children report less confidence in marriage and long-term commitment.
But because of the long-term data available, Kamp Dush and her colleagues were able to delve into the "why" of the link between moms' and daughters' relationship patterns.
The first task, Kamp Dush said, was to find out whether the link was due to economic instability. Money woes due to Mom's breakup could lead to long-term financial instability or poor education for daughters, which could in turn destabilize their future relationships. So, the team tested another idea. Perhaps, Kamp Dush said, daughters witnessing their moms' breakups learned that commitments can be broken, making the daughters more willing to end relationships as adults.
To find out if this was driving the link, the researchers studied the siblings in their sample. If watching breakups explained everything, older siblings who had witnessed more of their mothers' breakups should have had more relationships than younger siblings who had seen fewer breakups.
That wasn't the case.