What about the family structure?
The following is an abstract from a NIH research article covering the "The impact of family structure on the health of children: Effects of divorce".
Abstract: "Nearly three decades of research evaluating the impact of family structure on the health and well-being of children demonstrates that children living with their married, biological parents consistently have better physical, emotional, and academic well-being. Pediatricians and society should promote the family structure that has the best chance of producing healthy children. The best scientific literature to date suggests that, with the exception of parents faced with unresolvable marital violence, children fare better when parents work at maintaining the marriage. Consequently, society should make every effort to support healthy marriages and to discourage married couples from divorcing"
There is more information in the article on the "Effective of Divorce on Parents":
- "Married (male/female) people are more likely to have better physical health"
- "Married (male/female) people are more likely to have higher incomes"
- "Married women are more likely to be physically safer than divorced or separated women"
- "Married individuals are more likely to be involved in their community"
- "Divorce may have adverse long-term emotional effects for parents"