Educational Attainment and Divorce

By: Amato, Paul R., and Jacob Cheadle.

Using data from the Longitudinal Study of Marital Instability Over the Life Course, these researchers find evidence of the intergenerational affects of divorce. They find that a grandparentís divorce is associated with lower educational attainment as well as increased marital discord for their grandchildren. They also find that parental divorce increases the probability of children divorcing by 123 percent.

The long reach of divorce: Divorce and child well-being across three generations. Journal of Marriage and Family 67 (1): 191-206.