Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody / Edition 1

Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody / Edition 1

by Eleanor E. Maccoby, Robert H. Mnookin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674212959

ISBN-13: 9780674212954

Pub. Date: 08/19/1998

Publisher: Harvard

Questions about how children fare in divided families have become as perplexing and urgent as they are common. In this landmark work on custody arrangements, the developmental psychologist Eleanor Maccoby and the legal scholar Robert Mnookin examine the social and legal realities of how divorcing parents make arrangements for their children.  See more details below

Overview

Questions about how children fare in divided families have become as perplexing and urgent as they are common. In this landmark work on custody arrangements, the developmental psychologist Eleanor Maccoby and the legal scholar Robert Mnookin examine the social and legal realities of how divorcing parents make arrangements for their children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674212954
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
08/19/1998
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
388
Sales rank:
1,390,240
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction

2. Understanding the Processes of Divorce

3. Characteristics of the Families Studied

4. Initial Residence and Visitation

5. Child Custody: What Parents Want and Get

6. The Economic Provisions of the Divorce Decree

7. Conflict over the Terms of the Divorce Decree

8. Continuity and Change in Children's Residence and Visitation

9. Parenting and Co-parenting Apart

10. Economic Changes over Time

11. Facing the Dilemmas of Child Custody

Appendix A Supplementary Tables

Appendix B Methods

Notes

References

Index

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