A new study has revealed that the divorce rate among children is on the rise.
The study, “Feminization of Divorce: Trends in Child Custody in the U.S. and Canada,” from the UCL Institute for Social Research, found that the proportion of divorces between children has increased since 1975.
While divorce rates among children in the United States have increased, they have also remained stable since at least 1995.
In contrast, child abuse has remained stable over the same period, the study found.
The findings come from a comprehensive analysis of data collected by the Ucl Institute for Sociology and Social Policy, which analyzed data on the age, race, ethnicity, religion, and national origin of children in various age groups.
The research found that between 1975 and 2012, the proportion who were divorced rose by 1.9 percent, while the proportion that were divorced had declined by 2.3 percent.
In total, the authors found that in the last 25 years, divorce rates have increased by 11 percent, the number of children who were married dropped by 6 percent, and the number who were living in single-parent households dropped by 12 percent.
The authors of the study, who are from the Institute for Socio-economic Research at the University of Oxford, found similar trends for children and adults, finding that divorce rates for children have declined by 9 percent, whereas the number that were married fell by 10 percent and the proportion living in lone-parent families has declined by 5 percent.
There is still a lot of work to be done in order to understand how to reduce divorce rates, the researchers said.
They noted that there are a variety of factors that can affect children’s ability to negotiate their own custody arrangements, including their race, their religion, the gender of the parents, their ability to control finances, and whether they are currently incarcerated.