By age 13, children from divorced homes have fallen a half a year behind in reading skills as well. Children from intact families complete more years of education in total and go on to earn more money than children from divorced homes.
One study of college-students in the San Francisco area found that just two-thirds of children from divorced homes attended college, compared to 85 percent of children from intact families. The differences appeared to cut across socioeconomic lines, including children from underprivileged families in the inner city.
About Dr. Grace Graham: A graduate of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, Dr. Grace Graham maintains a private practice in Plano, Texas. She has received specialized training in psychological assessment including custody evaluations, childhood/adult trauma evaluations, and competency to stand trial evaluations.