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The Politics and Experience of Co-Parenting: An Exploratory Study of Shared Custody in Canada

The Politics and Experience of Co-Parenting: An Exploratory Study of Shared Custody in Canada

CRIAW Papers #20

Overview

The CRIAW Papers comprises a continuining series of publications: original research papers advancing the knowledge and understanding of women's experience.

This paper explores the growing phenomenon of shared parenting arrangements between former spouses. I begin by reviewing relevant literature and examining current debates about the desirability and practicality of shared custody. The second section of the paper presents findings from the author's own exploratory study of forty-three Canadian families who have experience with shared parenting arrangements.

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