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Dividing the Child

Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674212954

Publication Date: 08/19/1998

Short

416 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

34 figures, 68 tables

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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 post-divorce families… Gives a fascinating picture of divorce in process and the interplay between formal legal and informal practical arrangements.—Barbara Bennett Woodhouse, Contemporary Sociology

An important book for those concerned with family policy: it clarifies the connections among various factors involved in the dissolution process with care and concern… [It] should…assist in refocusing divorce from reform efforts toward the difficult issues of enhancing cooperation and easing adjustments to lives after divorce.—Alice Hearst, Law and Politics Book Review

Maccoby and Mnookin have provided the first look at what the sweeping legal changes in custody arrangements since the 1970s mean for the daily lives of divorced parents and their children today. Authoritative, rich in insight, it is a report from the postdivorce front that everyone concerned about the future of the American family should read.—Andrew J. Cherlin, Johns Hopkins University

Awards & Accolades

  • 1993 William J. Goode Book Award, Sociology of the Family Section of the American Sociological Association
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