How Do Fathers Influence Children's Development? Let Me Count the Ways (chapter in The Role of the Father in Child Development. 5th Edition).

Page Count
26
Year Published
2010
Author (Individual)
Lamb, Michael E.
Resource Type
Book
Resource Format
Unbound

The evolution of the role of fathers in family life is described and findings on the influences of fathers on children are shared. Correlation studies on paternal influences, studies of father absence and divorce, research on involved fathers, and research on the pathways through which fathers affect their children directly and indirectly are discussed. Finally, social policies promoting the father-child relationship are addressed. 30 references.

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