Research and analysis

Child outcomes after parental separation: variations by contact and court involvement

Analysis of the Millennium Cohort Study, exploring child outcomes after parental separation.



This report presents findings from the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS). It describes variations in contact between children and non-resident parents, and use of court for settling contact or financial arrangements. The report also explores gaps in different child outcomes by their parents’ marital status and whether post-separation contact with non-resident parents is associated with children’s outcomes at age 11.