Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment
SAGE Publications, 10.02.1999 - 164 Seiten
This completely updated second edition presents an integrated, multidisciplinary account of children's experiences of divorce from historical, cultural and demographic perspectives. The author highlights children's resilience, but is sensitive to children's pain throughout the divorce process and afterwards. In addition he reviews the psychological, social, economic and legal consequences of divorce, and examines how children's risk is predicted by parental conflict, relationships with both parents, financial strain, custody disputes, and other factors. The author uses his family systems model to integrate research findings into a theoretical whole and to evaluate psychological interventions with divorcing and divorced families.
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Other estimates indicate that nearly a quarter of American children will live in a
remarried family at some time before the age of 1 8, and another 5% will live in a
cohabiting stepfamily without remarriage (Bumpass, Raley, & Sweet, 1994).
In general, the functioning of the marital and parenting subsystems seems less
closely linked in remarried than first-marriage families (Bray, 1992). In some
circumstances, in fact, children may be more troubled when the new marriage is
Five years after divorce, the incomes of remarried women are 27% above
predivorce levels (income relative to needs is 25% higher), figures comparable to
those for divorced men and couples who remain married. Clearly, there are
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Some Cultural Historical
Methodological and Conceptual Issues
Childrens Adjustment in Divorced
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