In China, divorce propels children to significantly greater incidences of juvenile crime than in intact families. A rate more than four times as much, in fact.
Perhaps recognizing the adverse impact of divorce there, Chinese parents tend not to divorce during certain pivotal stages of their children’s lives, such as preceding college entrance exams.
Such are the findings of China’s court system, which actively investigates the health and welfare of a couple’s children before granting a divorce.
In China, the family court may dismiss a divorce case if it concludes that the minor children of the marriage are particularly vulnerable to adverse impacts from the divorce.