Divorce Costs

One in four young adults experienced parental separation or divorce when they were a child, according to the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report, Australian Social Trends, released Sept 29, 2010. Compared with people whose parents did not separate or divorce, those whose did were less likely to finish school and were more likely to enter a de-facto relationship at a younger age and have a lower income as an adult. The report says the experience of parental divorce or separation, or the death of a parent can potentially impact adversely on a child’s psychological wellbeing and their economic and social success as adults.

For more: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/4102.0Main+Features40Sep+2010

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POSTED 17 Oct 2010
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