Coparenting in Latino Families

  • Natasha J. CabreraEmail author
  • Jacqueline D. Shannon
  • Stephanie Jolley-Mitchell
Part of the Advances in Immigrant Family Research book series (ADIMFAMRES)


Much of the research on coparenting has focused on White, middle-class, two-parent, or post-divorce families, less is known about coparenting in ethnically and culturally diverse families and whether this process has similar predictors and consequences. Given that family process may be different in ethnically and racially diverse families, we might also expect coparenting to differ. In this chapter, we provide a sociodemographic profile of Latino families in the United States, review theoretical and empirical research on the key predictors of coparenting and implications for parenting and children’s development, and present directions in coparenting research in Latino families as well as the role of intervention and prevention programs.


Interparental Conflict Child Adjustment Latino Family Nonresident Father Shared Parenting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natasha J. Cabrera
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jacqueline D. Shannon
    • 2
  • Stephanie Jolley-Mitchell
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Human Development and Quantitative MethodologyUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Early Childhood Education and Art EducationBrooklyn CollegeCuny, New YorkUSA
  3. 3.Center for Translational Science Children’s National Medical CenterWashington, DCUSA

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