Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment

Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment

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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.1984 (Child Support Enforcement Amendments) and 1988 (Family Support Act) provided money for enforcement programs and ... guidelines for determining support amounts, and federal legislation in 1988 made these guidelines presumptive. ... At a low-income level, award amounts ranged from $25 per month in New York to $327 per month in Indiana. ... Some states allow for consideration of medical, educational, and child care expenses, whereas others do not (Pirog-Good, 1993).

Title:Marriage, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment
Author:Robert E. Emery
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1999-02-10


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