Mothers and children suffer the most in family breakups

By: Juliet
On: Saturday, 27 September, 2014

One in five mothers fall into poverty following a split, according to study at University of Essex

Women and children are hit hardest following the breakdown of a relationship, with research showing that one in five mothers fall into poverty following a split.

Comprehensive analysis of how parents fare in the years after separation found that children and their mothers see living standards fall by more on average during the aftermath than fathers. Researchers also found that, after couples with grown-up children separated, almost a third of women, usually over 50 and often married, fell into relative poverty, a far …read more

Source: Life and style: Divorce | theguardian.com