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Children of Divorce Statistics

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Children of Divorced Parents StatisticsData
Average annual number of children whose parents divorce1,500,000
Percent of children born today who will experience the breakup of their parents50 %
Percent who experience short term effects like anxiety, anger, shock and disbelief85 %
Percent who experience long term effects like loneliness, unhappy, anxious, and insecure60 %
Percent of long term prison inmates that grew up in broken homes70 %
Percent INCREASE in the following behavior for children of divorced parentsPercent Increase
Need psychological help90 %
Attempt suicide55 %
Be in a marriage that ends in divorce47 %
Have problems with peers80 %
Earn lower grades in school70 %
Drop out of school50 %
Experience injury, asthma, headaches, and speech defects20 %
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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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