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When and Why Fathers Matter: Paternal Involvement and Children’s Well-Being

Citation

Furstenberg, 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.

Abstract

After 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.

URL

https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt14bstm4

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Young Unwed Fathers: Changing Roles and Emerging Policies

Author(s)

Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.
Harris, Kathleen Mullan

Editor(s)

Ooms, Theodora J.
Lerman, Robert I.

Year Published

1993

Pages

117-38

Publisher

Temple University Press

City of Publication

Philadelphia

Reference ID

168