CitationFurstenberg, Frank F., Jr. & Harris, Kathleen Mullan (1993). When and Why Fathers Matter: Paternal Involvement and Children's Well-Being. In Ooms, Theodora J. & Lerman, Robert I. (Eds.), Young Unwed Fathers: Changing Roles and Emerging Policies (pp. 117-38). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
AbstractAfter a long period of scholarly neglect, social scientists are finally beginning to pay attention to the influence of fathers on children. This new tide of interest in the role of fathers has been so strong that the standard cliché that fathers have been slighted in studies of family behavior hardly applies any longer. Recent research on teenage parenthood represents a particularly good example of the growing interest in the extent and consequences of male involvement.
Reference TypeBook Chapter
Book TitleYoung Unwed Fathers: Changing Roles and Emerging Policies
Author(s)Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.
Harris, Kathleen Mullan