Study on divorce did not examine what caused the differences in child outcomes: MSF

A landmark study by MSF found that the children face long-term "divorce penalties" or disadvantages brought about by their parents' marital split.
A landmark study by MSF found that the children face long-term "divorce penalties" or disadvantages brought about by their parents' marital split.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - 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, such as in areas of academia, earnings and marriage.

MSF had released its study examining the marital and economic records of more than 100,000 Singaporeans on Tuesday (Dec 8).

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