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ERIC Number: ED243022
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Remarriage on Labor Force Participation, Divorce Decree Modification, Visitation, Ex-Spousal Relationship, and Extended Family Reorganization.
Although 41 percent of all marriages are remarriages for one or both partners, little is known about the impact of this change in marital status on various aspects of family life. To assess the linkage between the remarriage household and the labor force, the legal system, visitation with non-custodial parents and grandparents. relations between new couples and ex-spouses, and relations with the extended family, questionnaire data were gathered from adult and adolescent family members in 87 white stepfather households in which the mother's natural children resided. Results showed that men's participation in the labor force increased after remarriage, while women's decreased. Custody and visitation were renegotiated at the time of remarriage, with actual visitation consistently less than the amount legally agreed upon both before and after remarriage. Men and women both reported more friendly than hostile relationships with ex-sposues after remarriage, and that relationships with parents had improved. (A series of tables presenting the survey data is appended.) (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (St. Paul, MN, October 11-15, 1983).