Support Systems in the Divorce Transition

By Orna Cohen, M. Lowenberg

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

This article analyzes the support systems of a single-parent father-headed (paternal) family and those of a single-parent mother-headed (maternal) family during the divorce transition. Support expected and received from the family is the highest, followed by support from friends. The desire for support from friends is higher than the support actually given, whereas more support is given than is desired by the ex-spouse's family. In relation to all sources of support, mothers express more desire to receive help than do fathers, and in fact do receive more support.

Topic: Divorce, Family, Single Parenthood

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 70/No. 2-3

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Cohen, Orna. Lowenberg, M.. Support Systems in the Divorce Transition. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994:


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