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The Parental Obligation: A Study of Parenthood Across Households

The Parental Obligation: A Study of Parenthood Across Households (Paperback)

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What kinds of obligations do parents have towards their children as family life becomes more complex? Many children pass through a number of different households,living with one or both parents and later step parents and step brothers and sisters. How are the new forms of family life accommodated in the legal system? The answer is that parenthood, rather than marriage, is now emerging as the central mechanism through which moral principles are converted into legal and social obligations. This study of 250 children who do not live with both of their parents shows, however, that despite the comparative legal emptiness of marriage, the experience of living longer with both parents than is usually the case of children of cohabiting or single parents endows the child with social capital in the form of enduring involvement with the outside parent, even after divorce, and that this happens to a greater extent than for children whose parents were not married.

Health & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyFamily & relationshipsLawLaws of Specific jurisdictionsFamily lawPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: adolescentsPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsAge groupsAge groups: childrenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSociologySociology: family & relationships Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 01/08/1997 ISBN-13: 9781901362237  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Mavis Maclean is co-founder of the Oxford Centre for Family Law and Policy, Oxford University. John Eekelaar is Reader in law and Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.

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