The New American Father.

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Page Count
10
Year Published
2013
Author (Individual)
Taylor, Paul.
Parker, Kim.
Morin, Rich.
Cohn, D'Vera.
Wang, Wendy.
Author (Organization)
Pew Research Center.
Resource Type
Report
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Being a father in this era of changing family structures and converging gender roles means more than bringing home a paycheck or delivering punishment to a misbehaving child. A new survey by the Pew Research Center finds that Americans expect dad to be more of a moral teacher and emotional comforter than a breadwinner or disciplinarian.

About six-in-ten Americans (58%) say it is "extremely important" for a father to provide values and morals to his children, the top ranked paternal role of the four tested in the survey. Roughly half say it is extremely important for a dad to provide emotional support (52%) and discipline (47%). And just 41% say providing income for his children is one of a father’s most important responsibilities, according to the nationally representative survey of 1,004 adults conducted June 6-9. (Author abstract)

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