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

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

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Abstract

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)
Official URL: http://sticerd.lse.ac.uk/case/default.asp
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors
Divisions: Social Policy
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion
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
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2015 15:08
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 23:27
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/62353

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