The DADS initiative : measuring father involvement in large-scale surveys (Chapter 18 of Conceptualizing and measuring father involvement.)

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Page Count
36
Year Published
2004
Author (Individual)
Cabrera, Natasha.
Moore, Kristen.
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta.
Halle, Tamara.
West, Jerry.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound

This chapter highlights the Developing a Daddy Survey (DADS) project, a project to increase the comparability of measures across surveys in order to generate better information about father involvement and serve as guide for future research on father involvement. It discusses the limitations of past approaches to the measurement of father involvement, describes projects that are part of DADS, provides an overview of the methodological challenges faced in collecting data on father involvement in the DADS studies that focus on being a father, and how these studies have overcome these challenges. 6 tables and 54 references. (Author abstract modified)

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