Divorce Hinders Poorer Children

Publication: The Washington Times

Author: Cheryl Wetzstein


05/20/2010 - A new study released Wednesday by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that the damage divorce does to poorer children's future economic mobility is even greater than the impact suffered from having only one parent.

"Divorce is particularly harmful for children's [economic] mobility," Thomas DeLeire and Leonard M. Lopoo said in their report, "Family Structure and the Economic Mobility of Children."

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Findings like these suggest that "divorce is a meaningful barrier to a child's economic mobility," said John E. Morton, managing director of the Pew Economic Policy Group.

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