Nonresident Father Involvement with Children and Divorced Women’s Likelihood of Remarriage

Catherine McNamee, Pennsylvania State University
Paul Amato, Pennsylvania State University

Although remarriage is a relatively common transition, we know little about how nonresident fathers affect divorced mothers’ entry into remarriage. Using the 1979-2010 rounds of the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1979, we examined the likelihood of remarriage for divorced mothers (n=882) by nonresident father contact with children and payment of child support. The findings suggest that maternal remarriage is positively associated with nonresident father contact but not related to receiving child support.

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Presented in Poster Session 1: Marriage, Unions, Families and Households