And the results did not paint a positive picture of their experiences.
The subjects reported witnessing aggression (42 percent), were forced to comfort an upset parent (49 percent), and had to lie for one or the other (24 percent).
Starting in 1921, researchers tracked some 1,500 boys and girls throughout their lives.
More than one-third of the participants experienced either parental divorce or the death of a parent before the age of 21.
Strohschein suggests that stress from the divorce could have altered the children's mental health, and caused a dependence on Ritalin. Poor math and social skills A 2011 study by the University of Wisconsin-Madison found that children of divorced parents often fall behind their classmates in math and social skills, and are more likely to suffer anxiety, stress, and low self-esteem.
Despite aspiring to stable relationships, children of divorce are more likely to marry as teens, as well as marry someone who also comes from a divorced family.
Wolfinger's research suggests that couples in which one spouse has divorced parents may be up to twice as likely to divorce.
Generally, divorce lowered the standard of living for the children, which made a particular difference in the life longevity of women.
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The outcome was one in 10 turned to crime, and 8 percent considered suicide. Higher risk of stroke In 2010, researchers from the University of Toronto found a strong link between divorce and adult risk of stroke.