The Public Interest

Pro & Con: "For the Sake of the Children"

Andrew J. Cherlin & Richard T. Gill

Winter 1993

IN “For the Sake of the Children” [Summer 1992], Richard Gill criticizes a study several collaborators and I published on the effects of divorce on children.† Gill first charges that our methodology and our interpretation are flawed, then launches into a broader discussion of contemporary marriage and divorce.  In an earlier Public Interest article, “Day Care or Parental Care?” [Fall 1991], Gill expressed similar concerns about the direction of family policy and the well-being of American children. 


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