Sunday, February 02, 2014

Family Breakdown and Child Sexual Abuse

The New Silence: Family Breakdown and Child Sexual Abuse
Jeremy Sammut

Decades of social science research has shown that children, on average, do better in life on measures of health, education and social outcomes when raised in two-parent married families. The risks to children associated with family breakdown disprove the fashionable idea that marriage, divorce and sole parenting don’t matter for children.
  • Step- and single-parent families accounted for only one-third (33%) of all children in the United States but accounted for more than two-thirds (66.8%) of all children who were sexually abused.

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