Recently there has been much talk about a study by Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) released on 8 December 2020 : “Children of divorced parents tend to fare worse than peers from intact families”
According to this study, people from divorced families are disadvantaged and will grow up to earn less than people in families who are not divorced, have less in CPF, less likely to have a university degree. (Source: https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/children-from-divorced-families-earn-less-and-more-likely-to-be-divorced-themselves-msf)
I would like to say that this is bull and add a perspective.
I come from an intact family, but it was not a happy one. I was lucky to have a wonderful mother, amazing siblings, but our childhood was not whole.
I believe that Happy Parents leads to Happy Children. But not all intact families are Happy. A happy family could be a single family, it could be a divorced family. It is how the parents commit to their children. There is no way, 2 parents who are unhappy together can provide a happy environment for their children. Ask me.
Divorced or not, does not equate to happy families.
Happy Parents = Happy Children