31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The dramatic changes that have taken place in family living arrangements have no doubt contributed to the growing share of children living at the economic margins. In 2014, 62% of children younger than 18 lived in a household with two married parents – a historic low, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of […]

Divorce affects kids

Wouldn't life be nice if all marriages worked out? Unfortunately, they don't. Many end in divorce. That separation affects children. The question is, how much? The answer: Divorce is almost always stressful for children and can impact kids as young as four. But divorce impacts every child differently, says Jean Russner, clinical manager at Outpatient … Continue reading Divorce affects kids

31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The dramatic changes that have taken place in family living arrangements have no doubt contributed to the growing share of children living at the economic margins. In 2014, 62% of children younger than 18 lived in a household with two married parents – a historic low, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of … Continue reading 31% of children living in single-parent households were living below the poverty line

The more educated women are having more children

While the overall birth rate keeps declining, well-educated women seem to be having more children, not fewer. A new report from the Pew Research Centre, based on an analysis of census data, looks at women who have reached their mid-40s (when the vast majority of women stop having children) over the past two decades. It … Continue reading The more educated women are having more children

Children’s health ‘worse’ if staying with one parent – ‘better’ if custody shared

Children who live with both parents after a divorce are less likely to develop health issues, a new study suggests. Researchers from Sweden examined data from almost 150,000 children who were either 12 or 15 years old. Sixty-nine per cent of them lived with married parents, 19 per cent spent time living with both parents … Continue reading Children’s health ‘worse’ if staying with one parent – ‘better’ if custody shared