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The Effects of Divorce on Children

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In 1978 there were over 1,000,000 divorces in the United States. Involved in each of these divorces was an average of 1.01 children. That means that in one year alone over 2,000,000 adults and 1,000,000 children were subjected to the effects of marital disruption (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 1980). Each year from 1% to 2% of the children under 18 experience parental divorce. By 1990, it is conservatively estimated that approximately one-third of all children will experience a parent’s divorce before they are 18 (Glick, 1979).

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  • Preschool Child
  • Parental Divorce
  • Intact Family
  • Father Absence
  • School Mental Health

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Atkeson, B.M., Forehand, R.L., Rickard, K.M. (1982). The Effects of Divorce on Children. In: Lahey, B.B., Kazdin, A.E. (eds) Advances in Clinical Child Psychology. Advances in Clinical Child Psychology, vol 5. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4613-9811-0_7

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