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Divided Families

Divided Families

What Happens to Children When Parents Part

Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., Andrew J. Cherlin

ISBN 9780674655775

Publication date: 03/15/1994

In spite of the upset children experience after parental separation, Furstenberg and Cherlin find that most children adapt successfully as long as their mother does reasonably well financially and psychologically, and as long as conflict between parents is low. The casualty of divorce is usually the declining relationship between fathers and their children.


  • Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr., is Zellerbach Family Professor of Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Andrew J. Cherlin is Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University.

Book Details

  • 152 pages
  • 0-3/8 x 5-7/8 x 9 inches
  • Harvard University Press