Study on divorce's impact on kids did not examine cause, says MSF

It says child outcomes could be related to circumstances before, during or after divorce

The study found that children from divorced families are less likely to attain a university degree, earned less and are more likely to end up divorced themselves.
The study found that children from divorced families are less likely to attain a university degree, earned less and are more likely to end up divorced themselves.ST PHOTO: GIN TAY

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has clarified that its landmark study on the inter-generational effects of divorce on children did not examine what caused the difference in outcomes for children of divorced parents and those of parents who stayed together.

Among other things, the study found that children from divorced families are less likely to attain a university degree, earned less and are more likely to end up divorced themselves.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 13, 2020, with the headline 'Study on divorce's impact on kids did not examine cause, says MSF'. Subscribe