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

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Carlson, Marcia J.
McLanahan, Sara S.
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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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