Revenge of the Rugrats

Mary Eberstadt, The Weekly Standard, 10/10/2005

For years now, scholarship based on actual testimony of kids from broken homes—in particular, Judith Wallerstein’s unequalled 25–year study, The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce—has successfully challenged and overruled both ideas. Hundreds more dissenting voices of young adults, surveyed in Elizabeth Marquardt’s new book, Between Two Worlds, confirm the findings of Wallerstein and like–minded revisionist scholars... The children of broken homes operate at an emotional disadvantage to their peers with intact biological parents—a disadvantage that persists, in the telling of many, on into adulthood.

Subjects: Marriage, Divorce, Children of divorce


Institute for American Values, 420 Lexington Avenue, Room 1706, New York, NY 10170