The psychosocial effects of cohabitation are adverse unlike the effects of marriage; research suggests that cohabiting mothers experience higher rates of depression as well as domestic violence than married mothers. Also, cohabiting fathers living with their children are not as affectionate with their children as their married counterparts are.
Ans. Divorced children do less well in school because they lack the parental attention, interest, and involvement in their studies that other children get. Also, divorced children have to deal with the traumatic effects of their parents’ divorce which adversely affects their academic performance whereas other children are provided with a healthy and happy environment at home which is conducive for optimal learning and academic performance. Divorced children are deprived of loving, caring, and supporting parents who can guide and keep a check on them through every stage of their academic progress, which is why they do less well in school compared to other children.
Ans. Infant mortality is related to divorce because the mothers might not be getting the required prenatal care because of suffering from domestic violence or depression. The psychological, emotional, and physical health of a mother during pregnancy has a direct effect on the health of the baby. Also, after the birth of the baby, if a mother is going through circumstances that have either led to or might lead to divorce, her attention toward her baby gets divided. Another reason might be that mothers intentionally take measures like taking pills to give birth to a dead baby considering their relationship with their husbands has or will conclude in divorce.
Ans. Such a child is at greater risk for child abuse because he/she does not have the two biological parents with him/her to protect. Often, either of the two parents remarries or cohabits with