- Maria Iankilevitch, Univ. of Toronto
- Alison Chasteen, Univ. of Toronto
We found that when parents are of different racial backgrounds, people favor giving primary custody to a mother than a father, and to an East Asian mother than a White mother. The East Asian mother is also viewed as most skilled at raising the child and as closest to the child. Therefore, both race and gender of a parent may affect the outcome in a custody battle between interracial parents.