Children with divorced parents less likely to receive bachelor's degrees

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Oct 9, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 13:31 mins

Guest: Susan Stewart, Professor, Sociology, Iowa State University Divorce can affect kids in lots of ways. One particularly lasting consequence may be the level of education a child ultimately achieves. Researchers at Iowa State University found that when you compare children of divorced parents to children of parents who stay married, the kids of divorce are half as likely to end up getting a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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