Father Involvement Over Time and Differences by Union Status: A Comparison of Mother and Father Reports.

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Rinelli, Lauren.
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National Center for Family and Marriage Research.
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The goal of this study is to use men's and women's reports of father involvement to determine the true couple mean level of involvement and the true discrepancy between their reports. It address the limitations of prior data collection and measurement strategies of father involvement. It also provides an overview of past literature that has attempted to unpack the similarities and differences in reporting of father involvement by mothers and fathers. Strategies for improving upon prior work are also discussed. (Author abstract modified)

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