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

Cerise Morris

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The CRIAW Papers comprises a continuing 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. It begins by reviewing relevant literature and examining 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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