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Proceed with Caution: Advocating Joint Custody

Jan L. Hagen
Social Work
Vol. 32, No. 1 (Januray–February 1987), pp. 26-30
Published by: Oxford University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/23713612
Page Count: 5
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Proceed with Caution: Advocating Joint Custody
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Abstract

Joint custody, the newest child custody alternative following divorce, is intended to benefit and serve the best interests of children. Unintended consequences, however, have been relatively unexplored, which raises questions as to the viability of joint custody for all families, regardless of social class, race, or ethnicity. Until further information is available, joint custody must be advocated cautiously.

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