Fathers' rights groups : demographic correlates and impact on custody policy

Rosen, Leora N., Dragiewicz, Molly, & Gibbs, Jennifer C. (2009) Fathers' rights groups : demographic correlates and impact on custody policy. Violence Against Women, 15(5), pp. 513-531.

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Abstract

This article combines information from fathers' rights Web sites with demographic, historical, and other information to provide an empirically based analysis of fathers' rights advocacy in the United States. Content analysis discerns three factors that are central to the groups' rhetoric: representing domestic violence allegations as false, promoting presumptive joint custody and decreasing child support, and portraying women as perpetrators of domestic abuse. Fathers' rights organizations and themes are examined in relation to state-level demographics and custody policy. The implications of fathers' rights activism for battered women and their children are explored.

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ID Code: 53933
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1177/1077801209331409
ISSN: 1077-8012
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Justice
Deposited On: 03 Oct 2012 07:44
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2014 02:58

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