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ERIC Number: EJ836901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Father-Child Contact after Separation: The Influence of Living Arrangements
Swiss, Liam; Le Bourdais, Celine
Journal of Family Issues, v30 n5 p623-652 2009
Following divorce or separation, father-child contact is deemed an important influence on child development. Previous research has explored the impact of sociodemographic and attitudinal factors on the amount of contact between fathers and their children following a union dissolution. This article revisits this important question using fathers' reports on a sample of 859 children from newly available survey data. Multilevel random intercept models are used to reassess the influence of child- and father-level factors on the amount of reported contact. Results show that the amount of father-child contact following separation is the product of several factors such as the father's income, conjugal/parental trajectory, and level of satisfaction with existing arrangements. (Contains 14 notes and 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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