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 parentsContinue reading “Children's health 'worse' if staying with one parent – 'better' if custody shared”

Working dads feel more guilty than working moms for not spending enough time with children

April 13, 2015. A recent study, published in the April 2015 issue of the Journal of Marriage and Family,suggests that kids’ academic and emotional well-being is not necessarily contingent on the amount of time they spend with their mothers. The takeaway for some commentators: It’s time for busy moms to let go of the guiltContinue reading “Working dads feel more guilty than working moms for not spending enough time with children”

Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms

Few institutions in America have evolved over the last 50 years quite like motherhood. More women are having their children later in life. Or they’re doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all childrenContinue reading “Single moms are five times more likely to be poor than married moms”

Exam results “suffering” as a result of parental break-up

Children who have witnessed their parents go through a divorce feel that they are performing worse at school as a result – and the devastating impact of family breakdown can lead young people to experiment with drink or drugs, according to new research: Exam results “suffering” as a result of parental break-up Around one inContinue reading “Exam results “suffering” as a result of parental break-up”

Exam results “suffering" as a result of parental break-up

Children who have witnessed their parents go through a divorce feel that they are performing worse at school as a result – and the devastating impact of family breakdown can lead young people to experiment with drink or drugs, according to new research: Exam results “suffering” as a result of parental break-up Around one inContinue reading “Exam results “suffering" as a result of parental break-up”

Who gets custody now? Dramatic changes in children’s living arrangements after divorce.

Who gets custody now? Dramatic changes in children’s living arrangements after divorce. This article reexamines the living arrangements of children following their parents’ divorce, using Wisconsin Court Records, updating an analysis that showed relatively small but significant increases in shared custody in the late 1980s and early 1990s. These changes have accelerated markedly in theContinue reading “Who gets custody now? Dramatic changes in children’s living arrangements after divorce.”