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Paternal Participation and Children’s Well-Being after Marital Dissolution

Citation

Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.; Morgan, S. Philip; & Allison, Paul D. (1987). Paternal Participation and Children's Well-Being after Marital Dissolution. American Sociological Review, 52(5), 695-701.

Abstract

Using a nationally representative sample of children aged 11-16 who had experienced their parents' marital dissolution, we examine the influence of paternal involvement on the child's well-being. For measures of academic difficulty, problem behavior, and psychological distress, there is little evidence that paternal involvement had either harmful or beneficial effects. Paternal economic support reduced somewhat the likelihood of problem behavior. Frequency of visitation and closeness of relationship to father showed no consistent influence on the available measures of child well-being.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/2095604

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

American Sociological Review

Author(s)

Furstenberg, Frank F., Jr.
Morgan, S. Philip
Allison, Paul D.

Year Published

1987

Volume Number

52

Issue Number

5

Pages

695-701

Reference ID

5613