It's not divorce that affects kids, it's the conflict

Identify how divorce contributes to negative outcomes for children to help shape the right policies to strengthen families

There is a need to identify what it is about divorce that contributes to the negative developmental outcomes in children and why some are more vulnerable than others, say the author.PHOTO: ST FILE

The Ministry of Social and Family Development earlier this month published a landmark study on the long-term effects of divorce on children.

Compared with peers whose parents remained married, these children were less likely to have graduated from university, earned less and had lower Central Provident Fund balances at age 35. They were also more likely to be unmarried or divorced.

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