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Massive study finds parenting practices don't suffer during divorce
New research is challenging the notion that parents who divorce necessarily exhibit a diminished capacity to parent in the period following divorce. A large, longitudinal study conducted by University of Alberta sociology professor Lisa Strohschein has found that divorce does not change parenting behavior, and that there are actually more similarities than differences in parenting between recently divorced and married parents. (2007-12-10)

MU researcher helps people see beyond the 'typical' divorce
According to a University of Missouri family researcher, there is no (2008-12-09)

Divorce in birds: She's movin' up, while he's movin' out!
Female, bird, and bored of your long-term partner? Then divorce could be something for you! In the monogamous dunlin, divorce provides benefits for females but not for males. (2012-04-11)

Divorce hurts health more at earlier ages
Divorce at a younger age hurts people's health more than divorce later in life, according to a new study by a Michigan State University sociologist. (2012-01-30)

Damage of divorce on teens evident before break-up is final
Many of the problems seen in adolescents of divorced parents are evident before the divorce is final, according to a new nationwide study. The study showed that even about a year before the divorce, children of divorced parents showed more academic, psychological and behavioral problems than children whose parents remained married. Moreover, many of these problems were not much worse after the divorce than they were a year before the break-up, results showed. (2001-08-01)

Grandparent divorce weakens relationships with grandchildren
Grandparents who have experienced a divorce, particularly grandfathers, do not have as much contact with their grandchildren and take part in fewer shared activities, than those who do not divorce, says a Penn State researcher. (2002-05-21)

First-time divorce rate tied to education, race
New research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University shows there is substantial variation in the first-time divorce rate when it is broken down by race and education. But, there is also evidence that a college degree has a protective effect against divorce among all races. (2011-11-03)

Study Hopeful About Children's Ability To Adjust To Divorce
In a study of adolescent adjustment to parental divorce that tracks 522 children, ages 10-18, a Wake Forest University psychologist examines what custodial arrangements are best, whether contact with the non-custodial parent matters and other factors that most influence children's adjustment to life after divorce (1996-12-31)

Measuring broken hearts: divorce has negative effects on physical and mental health
Divorce can be grueling, and researchers are interested in understanding the factors that affect mental and physical health during this experience. A recent study is the first to examine divorcees immediately after a divorce and finds that their mental and physical health is reduced, with conflict emerging a key factor. The results could help researchers to design interventions to support divorcees through their divorce. (2020-11-30)

Children of divorce fall behind peers in math, social skills
Divorce is a drag on the academic and emotional development of young children, but only once the breakup is under way, according to a study of elementary school students and their families. (2011-06-02)

Mental health of children most harmed before divorce
The most harm to a child's mental health takes place in the years before parents split up, according to a University of Alberta study that suggests staying together for the sake of the kids is not always the right choice. (2005-12-13)

Conversational difficulties with father affect adolescent health
Conversational difficulties with father after a divorce affects the children's health negatively. (2020-01-14)

Children of divorced parents are more likely to end their own marriages
Children of divorced parents often bitterly vow not to repeat the same mistakes. They want to avoid putting themselves and their own children through the pain that comes from the dissolution of a marriage. But, according to a University of Utah researcher Nicholas H. Wolfinger, these children's aspirations face unfavorable odds. (2005-06-27)

Kids Of Divorce More Likely To Grow Up To Be Smokers--Sons At Risk To Be Problem Drinkers, Too
Boys and girls whose parents divorce are more likely to smoke as adults than are children from intact families, but only the sons of divorced parents face a higher probability of becoming problem drinkers, according to new research. (1998-09-11)

Divorce: On the decline in sub-Saharan Africa
With education, employment and income levels all rising for women in sub-Saharan Africa, many observers have speculated that divorce rates would follow suit -- as they have in much of the developed world. But a new study by McGill University researchers finds that divorce rates across 20 African countries over the past 20 years have remained stable or declined. (2015-12-16)

Study: Children of divorce lag behind peers in math and social skills
Children whose parents get divorced generally don't experience detrimental setbacks in the pre-divorce period, but often fall behind their peers -- and don't catch up -- when it comes to math and interpersonal social skills after their parents begin the divorce process, according to a new study. (2011-06-02)

Increased rates of methylphenidate use in children following parental divorce
Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth, a study conducted in Canada from 1994-2000, Dr. Lisa Strohschein examined the use of methylphenidate in 4,784 children initially in two-biological parent households. (2007-06-04)

Spain is the second country in the world where divorce is better accepted socially
Only Brazil exceeds Spain, which is far ahead of the countries of the north of Europe, traditionally considered to be more liberal in the social acceptance of divorce. The research work has been carried out in the department of sociology of the University of Granada. (2009-10-13)

Couples more likely to divorce if spouse develops cervical or testicular cancer
In the largest and most rigorous study to date investigating how cancer influences divorce, Norwegian researchers have found that marriages are no more likely than normal to break down unless a spouse develops cervical or testicular cancer. (2007-09-27)

Study Finds Divorce Education Reduces Parents' Return To Court
Divorcing parents who participate in a divorce education program are less likely to return to court on matters related to the divorce than those who don't, according to a new Ohio University study. (1997-09-02)

Parental divorce linked to suicidal thoughts
Adult children of divorce are more likely to have seriously considered suicide than their peers from intact families, suggests new research from the University of Toronto. (2011-01-19)

Divorce reduces chance of new, successful relationship
After a separation or divorce the chances of marrying or cohabiting again decrease. In particular, a previous marriage or children from a previous relationship reduce the chances of a new relationship. Moreover, the prospects are slimmer for women compared to men. A possible explanation for this negative impact of previous experiences might be that people are more cautious following a divorce. (2007-09-25)

Divorce may widen distance between teens, fathers
The typical distancing from parents by adolescents is exacerbated by divorce for fathers, but not for mothers, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. (2008-01-09)

Why young couples aren't getting married -- they fear the ravages of divorce
With the share of married adults at an all-time low in the United States, new research by demographers at Cornell University and the University of Central Oklahoma unveils clues why couples don't get married -- they fear divorce. (2011-12-18)

Parental divorce has minimal effect on children's ability to trust others in later life
Children of divorce or who experience family instability are not automatically less trusting in their adult relationships than their peers from intact families, a Penn State study shows. As long as the children have close relations with mom and dad, they probably won't grow up with a built-in resistance to intimacy, but those with a poor relationship with their parents are less trusting of others, researchers say. (2000-04-23)

Children's psychological well-being improves after divorce, but test scores do not
A new national study suggests the psychological damage from divorce fades for children within three years, but their academic performance continues to decline. This study of nearly 10,000 adolescents is the first to look at the children of divorce at four time points: about 3 years and 1 year before divorce and 1 year and 3 years after divorce. The results suggest children don't respond uniformly to the ending of their parents' marriage. (2002-06-03)

Shared custody is becoming the norm
It's no longer a certainty that American mothers will get custody over their children during a divorce. In fact, if Wisconsin Court Records of the past 20 years are anything to go by, joint custody is becoming the norm. So says Maria Cancian and colleagues from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the US, whose findings are published in Springer's journal Demography. (2014-05-21)

Children of divorced parents more likely to switch, pull away from religions, Baylor study finds
Adults whose parents were divorced are more likely to switch religions or disassociate themselves from institutional religions altogether -- but growing up in a single-parent family does not have any effect on private religious life, including praying, according to a study by a Baylor University sociologist. (2013-03-05)

Divorce increases risk of Ritalin use
Divorce puts children at higher risk of Ritalin use compared to kids whose parents stay together, says new research by a University of Alberta sociologist, who cautions that this doesn't necessarily mean that divorce is harmful to a child. The study appears in this week's issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal. (2007-06-04)

Lengthy military deployments increase divorce risk for US enlisted service members
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have been hard on military marriages, with the risk of divorce rising directly in relation to the length of time enlisted service members have been deployed to combat zones, according to a new RAND Corporation study. The negative effects of deployment were largest among female military members, with women facing a greater chance of divorce than men under all the scenarios examined by researchers, according to the findings published online by the Journal of Population Economics. (2013-09-04)

Heart attack risk high in divorced women, even after remarrying
Divorced women suffer heart attacks at higher rates than women who are continuously married, a new study from Duke Medicine has found. A woman who has been through two or more divorces is nearly twice as likely to have a heart attack when compared to their stably-married female peers, according to the findings. (2015-04-14)

Divorce drops a person's wealth by 77 percent, study finds
A new nationwide study provides some of the best evidence to date of the devastating financial toll divorce can wreak on a person's wealth. The study of about 9,000 people found that divorce reduces a person's wealth by about three-quarters (77 percent) compared to that of a single person, while being married almost doubles comparative wealth (93 percent). (2006-01-18)

Impression Of Divorce Can Impact Children's Mental Health
How children perceive the events surrounding their parents' divorce -- such as parental arguing, parental depression, reduced contact with the absent parent, lowered standard of living -- can be as important to their development as the family breakup itself, say researchers who tested 355 recently divorced mothers and their 9-12 year old children. (1999-03-09)

'Unreasonable behaviour' most common ground for divorce (new research suggests)
A new Oxford University study charts the changes in the main 'facts' that husbands and wives give for petitioning for divorce, since the Divorce Reform Act 1969 was implemented in 1971. It finds that over time, people's use of the law for legally ending their unions has changed considerably, with the fault-based fact of 'unreasonable behaviour' most used in recent years, and desertion the least. (2018-07-30)

Female birds call the shots in divorce
Research is shedding new light on the causes of divorce in monogamous year-round territorial birds. A Monash University study of the endangered Purple-crowned Fairy-wren has discovered the females are calling the shots when it comes to breaking up. (2016-07-20)

Heavy drinking is bad for marriage if 1 spouse drinks, but not both
Do drinking and marriage mix? That depends on who's doing the drinking -- and how much -- according to a recent study by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions. (2013-11-21)

Study: Unilateral divorce laws caused temporary spike in violent crime
US states that enacted unilateral divorce laws saw substantial increases in violent crime in the years following the reform, according to research in the Journal of Labor Economics. But the ill-effects of the new laws appear to be largely temporary. (2012-01-23)

Parental divorce in childhood is linked to raised inflammation in adulthood
People who experience parental divorce during childhood have higher levels of an inflammatory marker in the blood which is known to predict future health, according to new research from UCL. (2013-07-11)

Husband's employment status threatens marriage, but wife's does not, study finds
A new study of employment and divorce suggest that while social pressure discouraging women from working outside the home has weakened, pressure on husbands to be breadwinners largely remains. (2011-06-20)

'Til sickness do us part: How illness affects the risk of divorce
In the classic marriage vow, couples promise to stay together in sickness and in health. But a new study finds that the risk of divorce among older married couples rises when the wife -- but not the husband -- becomes seriously ill. (2014-05-01)

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