Commuting between two parental households: The association between joint physical custody and adolescent wellbeing following divorce


Une étude de Sofie Vanassche · An Katrien Sodermans · Koen Matthijs · Gray Swicegood


Abstract

This study examines the association between joint physical custody and adolescent wellbeing and whether this relationship is conditioned by the degree of parental confl ict, the quality of the parent–child relationship and the complexity of the family confi guration of mother and father. We use data from the LAGO-project, containing information on 1,570 children with divorced parents. Overall the wellbeing of children in joint physical custody is similar to that of children in other custody arrangements. However, under certain circumstances joint physical custody can become negatively related to child wellbeing. We fi nd support for the moderating effects of parental confl ict, quality of the relationship with mother and father, and the presence of a new partner in the parental households.


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