Children and Divorce: A Snapshot
Publication Date: October 1998
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Takes a demographic look at children and divorce. Includes a comparison between children whose parents have divorced and those whose parents have remained together. Also considered are the immediate, intermediate, and long-term effects of divorce on children’s health, academic achievement, and behavioral problems. Finally, this piece covers gender differences in the effects of marital disruption.