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Children of Divorce Statistics

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Children of Divorced Parents Statistics Data
Average annual number of children whose parents divorce 1,500,000
Percent of children born today who will experience the breakup of their parents 50 %
Percent who experience short term effects like anxiety, anger, shock and disbelief 85 %
Percent who experience long term effects like loneliness, unhappy, anxious, and insecure 60 %
Percent of long term prison inmates that grew up in broken homes 70 %
Percent INCREASE in the following behavior for children of divorced parents Percent Increase
Need psychological help 90 %
Attempt suicide 55 %
Be in a marriage that ends in divorce 47 %
Have problems with peers 80 %
Earn lower grades in school 70 %
Drop out of school 50 %
Experience injury, asthma, headaches, and speech defects 20 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: Journal of Marriage and the Family, Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Virginia 
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 1, 2016

Children of Divorce Statistics

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