Post-divorce/separation family configurations in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation: The point of view of adolescents

MobileKids report

In this report, Laura Merla and Jonathan Dedonder analyse the responses of 1474 young people aged 12 to 18 who attended school in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation and who participated in the LAdS survey .

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The objective here is first and foremost descriptive: from the young people’s own perspective, it is a question of mapping and describing post-divorce or separation family configurations, and highlighting certain key points of attention that shed light on the evolution of contemporary families.

This report is made up of 5 parts:

1. Share of divorced or separated families and presentation of physical custody configurations

2. Evolving family norms and practices

3. Focus on shared physical custody

4. Focus on female single-parent households

5. Focus on father sole custody