Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Girls Benefit From Divorce In Unhappy Marriages But Boys May Not

Janet Langjahr of the Florida Divorce Law Blog reports on a new study conducted in Florida that finds that girls perform better academically after their parents in turbulent marriages divorce. The people behind the study believe that bitter fighting between parents adversely affects girls worse than divorce does.  Boys, however, did not benefit academically from divorce under similar circumstances.  Boys appear to suffer more from the loss of the father in the household, and often act out after their parents separate.

Read the article in The Gainesville Sun (last visited September 26, 2006 bgf)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2006/09/girls_benefit_f.html

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