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Parent-child contact in Australia: Exploring five different patterns of post-separation parenting

Smyth, Bruce


While there is good information on the broad patterns of parenting after separation in Australia, which parents opt for which patterns and why remains poorly understood. This article summarizes recent Australian research into five different post-separation patterns of father-child contact: (i) 50/50 shared care, (ii) little or no contact, (iii) holiday-only contact, (iv) daytime-only contact, and (v) 'standard' contact. Two sources of data are used: qualitative data from a series of focus...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: International Journal of Law, Policy and the Family
DOI: 10.1093/lawfam/ebi001


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