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Journal Issue: Children and Divorce Volume 4 Number 1 Spring/Summer 1994

Children and Divorce: Overview and Analysis
Richard E. Behrman Linda Sandham Quinn

Summary

Over the past two decades, more than one million children each year have experienced a family divorce, and the proportion of children affected by divorce is expected to grow substantially in the twenty-first century. Most of these children experience significant changes in their living arrangements, and the poverty rate for children of divorce is about twice the rate for all children in the United States. We are, therefore, devoting this issue of the journal to divorce because it is a crucial factor in the lives of millions of children in this country.