Lecture 21

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03:04 Preview Consequences of divorce for children Short term- long term Divorce vs. parental conflict Selection or causation? Estimating divorce effects A short methodological history Short Term effects Effects differ by time horizon Near universal emotional turmoil during “crisis period”, 1-2 years (e.g. depression, self- esteem, irritability, behavioral problems) Factors Loss of a parent (by divorce) Economic loss Diminished parenting- coercive cycles Multiple transitions (new home, school, friends, parents) may create problems in the  child’s life Long Term effects Evidence for some but not widespread long-term harm Distress vs. disorder Most children resume normal emotional/behavioral development Adult mental health of adult children of divorce somewhat worse Glass half empty vs. half full 29% kids experiencing divorce vs. 13% of kids not experiencing divorce do drop out of  high school 7/10 kids experiencing divorce vs. 9/10 kids not experiencing divorce do not  drop out of  high school
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Divorce vs. Conflict Pre and post divorce marital conflict may harm children
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