Fathers in Fragile Families (chapter in The Role of the Father in Child Development. 5th Edition).

Page Count
29
Year Published
2010
Author (Individual)
Carlson, Marcia J.
McLanahan, Sara S.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound
Data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study is analyzed and indicates less than one-fifth of unmarried couples had actually married by the time their child was 5 years old, nearly two-thirds of fathers are living away from their child after 5 years, and less than half saw their child more than once in the past month. Co-residence remained the most reliable correlate of paternal involvement. 4 tables and numerous references.

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