Children’s Time Spent With Fathers In Intact Families

Social expectations of the father’s role in the family have changed considerably in the past three decades. Previously expected to be mainly an economic provider, the “new father” now is expected to also provide day-to-day physical and emotional care to children as an equal partner of the mother (Goldscheider & Waite, 1991) Despite these changing … Read more

Research Abstract: What predicts fathers’ involvement with their children?

Introduction The following is an abstract of what predicts fathers’ involvement with their children. It is the result of a prospective study of intact families by Eirini Flouri and Ann Buchanan, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, University of Oxford, UK. Father involvement has been shown to have positive child development outcomes, but continues … Read more