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Dividing the Child

Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody

Dividing the Child( )
Author: Maccoby, Eleanor E.
Mnookin, Robert H.
ISBN:978-0-674-21295-4
Publication Date:Nov 1994
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $85.00
Book Description:

Questions about how children fare in divided families have become as perplexing and urgent as they are common. In this landmark work on custody arrangements, the developmental psychologist Eleanor Maccoby and the legal scholar Robert Mnookin examine the social and legal realities of how divorcing parents make arrangements for their children.

Book Details
Pages:384
Detailed Subjects: Law / Family Law / Children
Law / Family Law / Divorce & Separation
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.8 x 23.1 x 2.369 cm
Book Weight:0.45 Kilograms
Author Biography
Maccoby, Eleanor E. (Author)
Eleanor Emmons Maccoby was born Viva Emmons in Tacoma, Washington on May 15, 1917. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of Washington and master's and doctorate degrees in experimental psychology from the University of Michigan. She taught and did research at Harvard University from 1950 to 1957. She taught at Stanford University from 1958 until her mandatory retirement at the age of 70 in 1987. She was the first woman to head the psychology department from 1973 to 1976.

She conducted research in child development and gender studies. She wrote or co-wrote several books including Patterns of Child Rearing written with Robert Sears, The Psychology of Sex Differences written with Carol Nagy Jacklin, and The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together. She died from pneumonia on December 11, 2018 at the age of 101.

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