Father by law: Effects of joint legal custody on nonresident fathers’ involvement with children

  title={Father by law: Effects of joint legal custody on nonresident fathers’ involvement with children},
  author={Judith A. Seltzer},
  • J. Seltzer
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Demography
Family membership and household composition do not always coincide. Joint legal custody after divorce formalizes the relationship between fathers and children who live apart. Policymakers hope that explicit acknowledgment of nonresident fathers’ rights and responsibilities will increase their involvement with their children. I use prospective data from the National Survey of Families and Households to examine the association between joint legal custody and two aspects of nonresident fathers… Expand

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