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Children of Divorce
This paper discusses the effect of divorce has on children.
# 22821 | 1,237 words | 3 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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This paper uses three articles, "Parental Divorce and the Well Being of Children: A Meta Analysis" (Amato & Keith, 1991), "Children's Adjustment to Divorce" (Amato, 1993), and" Effects of family Structure, Family SES, and Adulthood Experiences on Life Satisfaction" (Louis & Zhao, 2002) to demonstrate the effect of divorce on children, from their adjustment to the divorce, to their well-being after the divorce, to the effects that divorce have on the children of divorce when they are grown.

From the Paper:

"The first article, "Parental Divorce and the Well Being of Children: A Meta Analysis(Amato and Keith, 1991). s the name of the study indicates, the Meta analysis involved 92 studies. These studies, according to the article, "compared children living in divorced single-parent families with children living in continuously intact families on measures of well being." In this study, the Independent variable was whether or not the child's parents were divorced or not, and the child's well being was the dependent variable. The study wanted to look at whether or not the well-being of children suffers as a result of divorce. Therefore, the null hypothesis of this study was, "If children do not suffer, in terms of well being, from the divorce of their parents, then there will be no difference between the well being scores of children with married parents and the scores of children with divorced parents" (Amato & Keith, 1991)."

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