November 29, 2014
In the last decade, four out of ten children were living with only one parent by the time they were eleven years old and youngsters born today are four times more likely to see their family self destruct than they were in the sixties.
How can anyone think feminism has been good thing when they see figures like this.
We were all children once, even the feminists.
Although the researchers involved correctly blame ease of divorce and lack of shaming by society for doing so, they fail to point out the biggest contributing factor, which is feminism.
The children from these broken homes are far more likely to have behavioral problems and then difficulties with forming their own stable families when adults.
They then go on to repeat the same mistakes their parents did and the vicious cycle is repeated.
There is no job more important than being a mother.
The state-funded Millennium Cohort Survey of more than 13,000 children born around the year 2000 found unmarried parents were responsible for the most cases of family break-up.
At the age of 11, around 92 per cent of children born to married couples were still living with both their mother and father.
For those with cohabiting parents, the proportion was only 55 per cent. The analysis of the results by academics from the Institute of Education said: ‘Nearly four in every ten children born at the turn of the century lived through at least one change in their parents’ relationship status in their first 11 years – up from one in ten in 1969.’
For many youngsters, the anguish of seeing their mother and father separate is not just a one-off. The study said one in seven had been through more than one family break-up.
The fresh evidence of growing levels of family breakdown comes at a time of deepening concern over the decline of marriage and its impact on children.
Recent studies have underlined the probability that couples who marry will be educated and have good jobs. Those who cohabit are more likely to be poor, unemployed and have few qualifications.
Dr Roxanne Connelly, the lead author of yesterday’s report, said there is now less stigma surrounding divorce, meaning couples suffering relationship problems are more likely to split up.
‘Some of these parents might have previously stayed together while living in misery,’ she added.
‘But many might have worked harder on their marriages, instead of giving up more easily, if there was more of a stigma.’
‘One thing that has changed dramatically over this past century is the number of children who are now living in families where their parents have divorced, or who are living in blended families.