Children of divorce: Child Abuse


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"Most victims of child molestation come from single parent households or are the children of drug ring members."
Los Angeles Times, 16 September, 1985. Cited in Amneus, The Garbage Generation

"A child living in a female-headed home is ten times more likely to be beaten or murdered."
The Legal Beagle, July, 1984. Cited in Amneus, The Garbage Generation, page 113

Rapists, murderers, lifers, dropouts, abuse victims: mostly from broken homes

Statistics on children of divorce, illegitimacy, and child abuse (Fagan & Hanks 1997) x

Effects of divorce on low-income boys (1994 Cornell U. study)

Fact sheet on how Divorce Hurts Women, Men, and Kids x

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