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Parenting and post-separation contact: what are the links?

Platt, Lucinda ORCID: 0000-0002-8251-6400, Haux, Tina and Rosenberg, Rachel (2015) Parenting and post-separation contact: what are the links? CASEpaper (189). Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London, UK.

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High rates of parental separation and the extent to which non-resident fathers lose contact with their child have led to concerns about the involvement of fathers in their children’s lives. In this paper, we draw on a nationally representative study of children born in 2000-2001 in the UK to provide an original analysis of the relationship between pre-separation fathering and post-separation contact. We provide new insights into the drivers of post-separation contact and the extent to which such post-separation contact represents a continuation of pre-separation fathering practices. We find that fathers who were more active parents prior to separation tend to have more frequent contact after separation. Nevertheless there is still a tendency, even among more involved fathers, to reduce or lose contact over time.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2024 07:58

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