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I just read an article “The Effects of Divorce on Children” by Robert Hughes, a PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.  One of the questions asked in the article is “Are children of divorce worse off than children in married two-parent families?”

I believe that those children with divorced parents will have more behavior problems than those children with intact families. 

I think one of the reasons why children will have more behavior problems is because most of the time, when parents divorce, one parent becomes absent in the child’s life and the child will feel unwanted.

Hughes found that children from divorced families are on “average” somewhat worse off than children who have lived in intact families.

 My questions is: Does that mean every child with divorced parents are worse overall versus those with married parents?

I think that some parents don’t realize how much divorce affects the child. I also read in the article that the child will have more difficulty in school, which I think it can affect a child’s education and future majorly. 

Also, this is probably one of many reasons why the drop out rate is so high because the child may not be recieving the attention needed at home.

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