Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody by Eleanor E. MaccobyDividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody by Eleanor E. Maccoby

Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody

byEleanor E. Maccoby, Robert H. Mnookin

Paperback | August 19, 1998

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Eleanor E. Maccoby is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
Eleanor E. Maccoby is Professor Emerita of Psychology at Stanford University and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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Title:Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of CustodyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0 inPublished:August 19, 1998Publisher:Harvard

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ISBN - 10:0674212959

ISBN - 13:9780674212954

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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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Adds significantly to current knowledge about the roles of law, culture, and psychology in shaping the economic and parenting systems in postdivorce families...Gives a fascinating picture of divorce in process and the interplay between formal legal and informal practical arrangements.