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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1986 Jul;56(3):486-489. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1986.tb03481.x.

Joint versus maternal custody for families with latency age boys: parent characteristics and child adjustment.

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Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy.


Families with boys aged 6-11 in joint and maternal physical custody were interviewed 1-6 years following the parental separation. According to ratings made by parents and teachers, boys in joint custody had fewer behavioral difficulties than their maternal custody counterparts. Joint custody parents also evidenced some strengths compared to parents with maternal physical custody.

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