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Care-time arrangements after the 2006 reforms: Implications for children and their parents

Weston, Ruth; Qu, Lixia; Gray, Matthew; Kaspiew, Rae; Moloney, Laurie; Hand, Kelly


This large-scale, national study of parents who had separated after the 2006 family law reforms were introduced suggests that traditional care-time arrangements, involving more nights with the mother than father, remain the most common some 15 months after separation. In fact, approximately 80% of the children spent 66-100% of nights with the mother, with one-third spending all nights with her. In interpreting the significance of these findings, it is important to note that most children in the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Family Matters


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