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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

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Family Studies

April 1999 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book analyzes the issues surrounding divorce and its implications for public policy. The authors integrate research and policy perspectives of scholars in various disciplines to focus on the consequences of divorce for children, the parents' responsiblities after divorce, nonresidential parenting, and the effects of a high divorce rate in society.
Ross A Thompson and Paul R Amato
The Postdivorce Family
An Introduction to the Issues  
 
PART ONE: THE CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE FOR CHILDREN
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  
 
PART TWO: PARENTAL RESPONSIBILITY AFTER DIVORCE
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
 
PART THREE: NONRESIDENTIAL PARENTING
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
 
PART FOUR: DIVORCE AND SOCIETY
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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Ross A. Thompson

Paul R. Amato

Paul Amato (Ph.D., 1983, Social Psychology, James Cook University, Australia) is the Arnold and Bette Hoffman Professor of Family Sociology and Demography at The Pennsylvania State University. His research and teaching interests include marital quality, causes and consequences of divorce, parent-child relationships over the life course, and psychological distress and well-being. He is a four-time winner of the National Council on Family Relations Reuben Hill Award for best published article, and has won many other awards and distinctions, such as the 2008 NCFR Ernest Burgess Award for outstanding scholarly and career achievement, the... More About Author

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