Dual Daddies: Low-Income Urban Non-Residential Biological Fathering and Residential Social Fathering.

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Year Published
2008
Author (Individual)
Ulrich, Monika J.
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Other
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Resource Language
English
An increasing portion of lower class men have children in more than one relationship. These men, which I term dual fathers, are poorly understood by researchers. Based on 62 interviews with low-income fathers, this project elucidates the beliefs, behaviors, and fathering identities of dual fathers. I find that all low-income fathers tend to adapt a "father figure" rather than a "father" definition offathering responsibility. I also find that fathers tend to self-identify as responsible fathers, despitevarying definitions of responsibility. (Author abstract)

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