Responsible Fatherhood Spotlight: Employment, Economic Stability & Father Involvement.

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Year Published
2008
Author (Organization)
National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English

This policy brief reviews research findings on the impact economic stability and employment have on father involvement. Research results are provided that address the negative effects of unemployment, job insecurity, and economic instability on men's well-being; the impact of employment status and economic stability on resident father and nonresident father involvement; job characteristics that impact father involvement; and direct and indirect effects of father unemployment and economic insecurity on children. Charts show overall trends in unemployment among men, and differences in father involvement by employment status, poverty status, among employed and unemployed fathers, those in poverty, and residency. 5 tables, 6 figures, and 1 reference.

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