This book, a result of a conference sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, explores developmental and clinical evidence of how divorce, and the transition to single parenting and stepparenting affects children. Many of the articles collected here look at the legal measures being used to make such transitions easier for families.
Table of Contents
Contents: Part I:The Demographics of Divorce and Remarriage D.J. Hernandez, Demographic Trends in the Living Arrangements of Children. L.M. Laosa, Ethnicity and Single-Parenting in the United States. Part II:Divorce and the Legal System: Mediation and Custody. R.E. Emery, Mediation and the Settlement of Divorce Disputes. A. Koel, S.C. Clark, W.P.C. Phear, B.B Hauser, A Comparison of Joint and Sole Legal Custody Agreements. E.E. Maccoby, C.E. Depner, R.H. Mnookin, Custody of Children Following Divorce. Part III:Divorce and Single Parenting. G.H. Brody, R. Forehand, Multiple Determinants of Parenting: Research Findings and Implications for the Divorce Process. M.S. Forgatch, G.R. Patterson, M.L. Skinner, A Mediational Model for the Effect of Divorce on Antisocial Behavior in Boys. R. Forehand, N. Long, G. Brody, Divorce and Marital Conflict: Relationship to Adolescent Competence and Adjustment in Early Adolescence. K.A. Camara, G. Resnick, Interparental Conflict and Cooperation: Factors Moderating Children's Post-Divorce Adjustment. J.S. Wallerstein, S.B. Corbin, J.M. Lewis, Children of Divorce: A Ten Year Study. M.N. Wilson, T.F.J. Tolson, Single Parenting in the Context of Three-Generational Black Families. Part IV:Remarriage and Stepparenting. F.F. Furstenberg, Child Care After Divorce and Remarriage. K. Pasley, C.L. Sheahan, Adolescent Self Esteem: A Focus on Children in Stepfamilies. J.H. Bray, Children's Development During Early Remarriage. E. Brand, W.G. Clingempeel, K. Bowen-Woodward, Family Relationships and Children's Psychological Adjustment in Stepmother and Stepfather Families: Findings from a National Survey of Child Health.
"This book is an excellent source for individuals interested in reading about how divorced and stepparent families are studied from a number of different perspectives. It is also an excellent source for researchers in this field as well because the chapters are filled with a wealth of data from the authors' own research investigtation."