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The Postdivorce Family

The Postdivorce Family
Children, Parenting, and Society

Edited by:
  • Ross A. Thompson - University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA, Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM)
  • Paul R. Amato - Pennsylvania State University, USA

April 1999 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With about one half of all marriages ending in divorce today, it is safe to say that nearly everyone will be or has been affected by divorce in some way. For many, it does not mean the end to a family. Focusing on the consequences of divorce for children, The Postdivorce Family examines the stressors that divorce can create; adjustment problems among children of divorce; the issue of resilience for children; and individual differences in the psychological adjustment to divorce. The authors also examine the parents' responsibilities after divorce, including custody issues, child support orders, and nonresidential parenting. This book concludes with a section that explores the effects of a high divorce rate in society, including how the prevalence of divorce has changed the family form and structural factors that have contributed to various social problems. With this volume, the authors hope to incite analysis and reflection of the issues surrounding divorce and their implications for public policy. This book integrates the empirical research and policy perspectives of several scholars in various disciplines including psychology, sociology, human development, law, and social work.

Ross A Thompson and Paul R Amato
The Postdivorce Family
An Introduction to the Issues

Robert E Emery
Postdivorce Family Life for Children
An Overview of Research and Some Implications for Policy

Alan Booth
Causes and Consequences of Divorce
Reflections on Recent Research

Eleanor E Maccoby
The Custody of Children of Divorcing Families
Weighing the Alternatives

Katharine T Bartlett
Improving the Law Relating to Postdivorce Arrangements for Children
Michael E Lamb
Noncustodial Fathers and Their Impact on the Children of Divorce
Daniel R Meyer
Compliance with Child Support Orders in Paternity and Divorce Cases
Paul R Amato
The Postdivorce Society
shaping the Family and Other Forms of Social Organization

Ross A Thompson and Jennifer M Wyatt
Values, Policy and Research on Divorce
Seeking Fairness for Children


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