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Reasons for Relocation


Patrick Parkinson


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Judith Cashmore


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

Judi P. Single


University of Sydney - Faculty of Law

November 27, 2011

Canadian Journal of Family Law, Forthcoming
Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/94

Abstract:     
Thirty-eight mothers in Australia who wanted to move with their children were interviewed about their reasons for wanting to relocate. Forty men, all of whom opposed the mother’s move, were also interviewed about what they perceived the mother’s reasons were. There were nine former couples in the study. Most women had more than one reason for wanting to relocate, and there were quite often disparate reasons. In the main, women’s reasons focused on relationships. Conversely, men were more likely to perceive the real reasons as being related to financial issues, jobs and lifestyle. The article explores the possible explanations for these gender differences and the role of the court in examining the ostensible reasons for relocation.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 46

Keywords: family law, parenthood, children, relocation, moving away, mobility, gender differences

JEL Classification: K10, K30, J12

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Date posted: November 28, 2011  

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Parkinson, Patrick and Cashmore, Judith and Single, Judi P., Reasons for Relocation (November 27, 2011). Canadian Journal of Family Law, Forthcoming; Sydney Law School Research Paper No. 11/94. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1965299

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Patrick Parkinson (Contact Author)
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Judith Cashmore
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
Judi P. Single
University of Sydney - Faculty of Law ( email )
Faculty of Law Building, F10
The University of Sydney
Sydney, NSW 2006
Australia
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