Scandinavia and the World

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Let Italian men live 27 9, 6:22am

@vxc2006 Can you back up the statement that, "Fathers win custody of their children only about 5% of the time"? Because I've read that when father seek custody, then tend to get custody at a pretty reasonable rate, and that the discrepancy between men and women getting custody is explained a lot (not all, perhaps, but a lot) by the fact that men don't SEEK custody. That isn't to say that there isn't anything sexist in the fact that our society insists that women should be the ones to have custody to the extent that many men don't seek custody, but the court can't award them custody if they don't seek it. That being said, I'm having trouble finding good sources about this information, which I admit surprises me.