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Effects of Divorce on Children's Education

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Divorce and separation correlate positively with diminished school achievement and performance. Daniel Potter of the University of Virginia found that elementary school children who experience parental divorce immediately begin performing worse academically than their peers from intact families. This gap persists through elementary school. Children exposed to unilateral divorce are less educated by adulthood.4) Children have lower educational aspirations and test scores during the process of their parents’ marital disruption.

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