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Parental divorce and subsequent disadvantage: a cross-cohort comparison

By Wendy Sigle-Rushton, John Hobcraft and Kathleen Kiernan

Abstract

Although many studies have examined the link between parental divorce and subsequent well-being, some theories of the effects of divorce suggest that the negative associations should have declined over time. However, few studies have examined the extent to which the associations have remained stable over time. Using data from two British cohorts, we analyzed both shorter- and longer-term outcomes of children who experienced parental divorce and the extent to which the associations have changed over time. Estimating similar models for both cohorts, we found little evidence of any change in the size of the relationship as divorce became more commonplace

Topics: HQ The family. Marriage. Woman, HB Economic Theory, HA Statistics
Publisher: Population Association of America
Year: 2005
DOI identifier: 10.1353/dem.2005.0026
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lse.ac.uk:16859
Provided by: LSE Research Online
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