Nonresidential Parenting: New Vistas in Family Living

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As ever-increasing numbers of children live apart from their parents, how can policymakers and professionals who work with families address the emotional and financial needs of such children? The editors draw on research, policy and practice sources in order to identify a rich array of roles that nonresidential parents may play in the lives of their children. They also explore such issues as: variation in nonresidential parenting across ethnic groups; the financial implications of parenting separately; patterns ...

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Overview

As ever-increasing numbers of children live apart from their parents, how can policymakers and professionals who work with families address the emotional and financial needs of such children? The editors draw on research, policy and practice sources in order to identify a rich array of roles that nonresidential parents may play in the lives of their children. They also explore such issues as: variation in nonresidential parenting across ethnic groups; the financial implications of parenting separately; patterns of involvement of nonresidential parents; and implications for further research and social policy.

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Contributing scholars draw from research, policy, and practice sources to identify the array of roles that nonresidential parents maya play in the lives of their children. Taking a multidimensional approach that views the family as an entity that changes over time, they also explore such issues as variation in nonresidential parenting across ethnic groups, financial implications of parenting apart, patterns of involvement of nonresidential parents, and children's adjustment to remarriage. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

PART ONE: NONRESIDENT PARENTS: WHO ARE THEY?
Perspectives on Nonresidential Parenting - James H Bray and Charlene E Depner
Marital Disruption and Nonresidential Parenting - Rebecca del Carmen and Gabrielle N Virgo
A Multicultural Perspective
Parental Role Reversal - Charlene E Depner
Mothers as Nonresidential Parents
PART TWO: USING SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH IN POLICY AND PRACTICE
The Economics of Parenting Apart - Jay D Teachman and Kathleen Paasch
A Social Exchange Model of Noncustodial Parent Involvement - Sanford L Braver et al
Children of Divorce Who Refuse Visitation - Janet R Johnston
Developing and Implementing Post-Divorce Parenting Plans - Joan B Kelly
Does The Forum Make a Difference?
Nonresidential Parent-Child Relationships Following Divorce and Remarriage - James H Bray and Sandra H Berger
A Longitudinal Perspective
Nonresidential Parenting - Charlene E Depner and James H Bray
Multidimensional Approaches in Research, Policy, and Practice

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