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Four in ten 11-year-olds have seen their parents break up

Four in ten 11-year-olds have seen their parents break up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

The ease of divorce and the lack of shame felt by couples who separate is to blame for the spread of family breakdown, according to researchers who conducted the study of 13,000 children.

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Article cites findings from the ESRC-funded Millenium Cohort Study

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The myths around divorce and gold-digging wives obscure the reality

The myths around divorce and gold-digging wives obscure the reality | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Women are usually left worse off financially than their exes, contrary to the stereotype portrayed in the media

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Article cites findings from research carried out at the Institute for Social and Economic Research which is part funded by the ESRC

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Charles Morris's curator insight, July 11, 2014 9:24 AM

"Men walk away from divorce with their earning power unaffected, which is why they recover economically in no time, while it takes women years to do the same (and many never do)."  Seek the help of a family law specialist who understands finances when divorcing.

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Job losses and debts blamed for higher levels of family break-up

Job losses and debts blamed for higher levels of family break-up | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

While marriages and partnerships of the better off mainly survived years of economic adversity, those who lost their jobs or fell into debt suffered high levels of family break-up, a study said.

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Article cites the ESRC-funded Understanding Society study

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