Nonresident Father Involvement with Children and Divorced Women's Likelihood of Remarriage

Catherine B. McNamee, Paul Amato, Valarie King

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    Although remarriage is a relatively common transition, little is known about how nonresident fathers affect divorced mothers’ entry into remarriage. Using the 1979–2010 rounds of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979, the authors examined the likelihood of remarriage for divorced mothers (N = 882) by nonresident father contact with children and payment of child support. The findings suggest that maternal remarriage is positively associated with nonresident father contact but not related to receiving child support.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)862-874
    Number of pages13
    JournalJournal of Marriage and Family
    Issue number4
    Early online date03 Jul 2014
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014


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