Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125365
Authors: 
Halla, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 147
Abstract: 
Custody laws governing living arrangements for children following their parents’ divorce have changed dramatically since the 1970s. Traditionally, one parent—usually the mother—was assigned sole custody of the child. Today, many divorced parents continue to share parental rights and responsibilities through joint custody arrangements. While joint custody laws have improved the situation of divorced fathers, recent empirical research has documented intended and unintended consequences of joint custody laws for families in such areas as family formation, labor force participation, suicide, domestic violence, and child outcomes.
Subjects: 
joint custody
marriage
divorce
fertility
suicide
child outcomes
JEL: 
J12
J13
J18
K36
D13
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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