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Study Shows Divorce Effects on Young Children

By Eiges & Eiges PC  Jan. 12, 2013 1:05p

According to a study co-authored by an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, children aged five and under who are subjected to the impact of divorce are more likely to experience behavioral problems which often last into pre-adolescence. The authors of the study noted that they did not observe such problems in behavior in children born to unmarried parents. The reasons for this could be that divorce for the children of married couples was more disruptive of what constituted normalcy for these children. Those born to unmarried parents did not have the same basis of stability and family structure; therefore, their behavior problems were not primarily caused by these factors.

The authors of the study used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, which conducted surveys of young people aged 14 to 22 in 1979 and those aged 12 to 17 in 1997. Data from the studies has been an important component in many related investigations by sociologists, economists, and researchers in other fields. The study points up the fact that disruption of the family dynamic can have a profound effect on the psychological and emotional health of children, with effects seemingly worse for those aged five and under who have less ability to understand or cope with such changes.

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