Critical Review of Social Science Research on Parental Relocation Post-Separation/Divorce

References

Included Studies (Agreed by two independent raters)

  • Adam, E. K., & Chase-Lansdale P. L., (2002). Home sweet home(s): Parental separations, residential moves, and adjustment problems in low-income adolescent girls. Development Psychology. 38(5): 792-805. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.38.5.792
  • Behrens, J., & Smyth, B. (2010). Australian family law court decisions about relocation: Parents' experiences and some implications for law and policy. Federal Law Review, 38(1), 1-20.
  • Booth, A & Amato, P. (1993): Divorce, Residential Change, and Stress, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 18:1-2, 205-214
  • Braver, S. L., Ellman, I. M., & Fabricius, W. V., (2003). Relocation of children after divorce and children's best interests: New evidence and legal considerations. Journal of Family Psychology, 17(2), 206-219. doi: 1O.103710893-3200.17.2.206PMid: 12828017
  • Fabricius, W. V., & Braver, S.L. (2006). Relocation, parent conflict, and domestic violence: Independent risk factors for children of divorce. Journal of Child Custody. 3(3-4): 7-27. doi: 10.1300/J190v03n03_02
  • Freeman, M. (2009). Relocation: The reunite research. London: Reunite (available online at www.reunite.org)
  • Grundy, E. (1985). Divorce, widowhood, remarriage and geographic mobility among women. Journal of Biosocial Science. 17(04) 415-435. doi: 10.1017/S0021932000015935
  • Parkinson, P., Cashmore, J., & Single, J. P. (2011). Reasons for relocation. Canadian Journal of Family Law, Forthcoming (Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/94). Retrieved from Social Science Research Network: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965299.
  • Smyth, B., Temple, Behrens, Kaspiew, & Richardson (2008). Post separation mobility in Australia: Some preliminary data on behavior, disputes, and attitudes.
  • Taylor, N.J., Gollop, M., & Henaghan, R.M. (2010). Relocation following parental separation: The welfare and best interests of children (Research Report to the New Zealand Law Foundation). University of Otago, Dunedin: Centre for Research on Children and Families and Faculty of Law.
  • Verropoulou, Joshi, Wiggins (2002). Migration, family structure, and children's wellbeing: A multilevel analysis of the second generation of the 1958 Birth Cohort Study. Children and Society, 16, 219-231.

Additional Bibliography (non-studies)

  • Adam, E. K., & Chase-Lansdale P. L., (2002). Home sweet home(s): Parental separations, residential moves, and adjustment problems in low-income adolescent girls. Development Psychology. 38(5): 792-805. doi: 10.1037/0012-1649.38.5.792
  • Adam, E. K. (2004). Beyond quality: Parental and residential stability and children's adjustment. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 13(5) 210-213. doi: 10.1111/j.0963-7214.2004.00310.x
  • Artis, J. E. (2007). Maternal cohabitation and child well-being among kindergarten children. Journal ofMarriage and Family, 69, 222-236.
  • Atkins, D., Eccles, M., Flottorp, S., Guyatt, G. H., Henry, D., Hill, S., … Williams, J. W., Jr. (2004). Systems for grading the quality of evidence and the strength of recommendations I: Critical appraisal of existing approaches. The GRADE Working Group. BMC Health Services Research,4(1), 38-45.
  • Austin, W G. (2008a). Relocation, research, and forensic evaluation: Part I: Effects of residential mobility on children of divorce. Family Court Review, 46(1), 136-149.
  • Austin, W G. (2008b). Relocation, research, and forensic evaluation: Part II: Research support for the relocation risk assessment model. Family Court Review, 46(2), 347-365. doi: 1O.1111/j. 1744-1617.2008.00205. x?
  • Austin, W. G. (2012). Relocation, research, and child custody disputes. In K. Kuehnle & L. Drozd (Eds.), Parenting plan evaluations: Applied research for the family court (540-559). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Bala, N. & Harris, J. (2006). Parental relocation: Applying the best interests of the child test in Ontario. Canadian Journal of Family Law, 22: 127-170.
  • Bala, N. & Wheeler, (2012). Canadian relocation cases: Heading towards guidelines. Canadian Family Law Quarterly, 30, 271-320.
  • Bruch, C. S., & Bowermaster, J. M. (1996). The relocation of children and custodial parents: Public policy, past and present. Family Law Quarterly, 30, 245-265.
  • Carmody, T. (2007). Child relocation: An intractable international family law problem. Family Court Review,45(2), 214-246.
  • DeWit, D. J., Offord, D. R., & Braun, K. (1998). The relationship between geographic relocation and childhood problem behaviour. (W-98-17E). Ottawa, ON: Applied Research Branch.
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  • Frojd, S., Marttunen, M., & Kaltiala-Heino, R., (2012). The effect of adolescent- and parent-induced family transitions in middle adolescence. Nordic Journal of Psychiatry. 66(4): 254-259. doi: 10.3109/08039488.2011.628694
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  • Glennon, T. (2007). Still partners? Examining the consequences of post-dissolution parenting. Family Law Quarterly, 41(1), 105-144.
  • Gottfried, S.L. (2003). Virtual visitation: The new wave of communication between children and non-custodial parents in relocation cases. Cardozo Women's Law Journal, 9, 567-596.
  • Gram-Hanssen, K. & Bech-Danielsen, C. (2008). Home dissolution: What happens after separation?. Housing Studies. 23(3) 2008. doi: 10.1080/02673030802020635
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  • Jeynes, W. H. (1999). The role of family residential mobility in explaining the lower academic achievement of high school children from reconstituted families. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, 32(1-2), 123-143.
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  • Kelly, J, B., & Lamb, M. E. (2003). Developmental issues in relocation cases involv- ing young children: When, whether, and how? Journal ofFamily Psychology, 17, 193-205. doi: O.103710893-3200.17.2.193PMid: 12828016
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