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What are some good scientific books and articles about divorce and its affects on families?

Amato, Paul R., & Keith, Bruce. (1991). Parental divorce and the well-being of children: A meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin, 110(1), 26-46.

Clarke, S. C. (1995, July 14). Advanced report of final marriage statistics: 1989 and 1990. Monthly Vital Statistics Report, 43(12) Supplement. [1999, June 7].

Hetherington, E. Mavis; Bridges, Margaret; & Insabella, Glendessa M. (1998). What matters? What does not? Five perspectives on the association between marital transitions and children's adjustment. American Psychologist, 53(2), 167-184.

Jeynes, William H. (1998). Does divorce or remarriage have the greater negative impact on the academic achievement of children. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 29(1-2), 79-100.

Simons, Ronald L. (1996). Understanding differences between divorced and intact families : Stress, interaction, and child outcome. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Robert Hughes, Jr., Ph.D., Former Professor, Department of Human Development & Family Studies, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia






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