Divorce: Its Effects on Children
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The paper discusses the conventional wisdom of the 1960s and 1970s that divorce did not harm children and families were better off after a divorce of unhappily married parents. The paper examines the research and illustrates how divorce harms children in the short-term and long-term. The paper reveals that children of divorced parents typically suffer developmentally, emotionally, educationally, financially, have difficulties forming and sustaining intimate relationships of their own and are more prone to crime. The paper therefore concludes that the conventional wisdom of the 1960s has turned out to have been empirically untrue.
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