Where are the Fathers in Social Work Literature?

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Journal Name
Families in Society
Journal Volume
71
Journal Issue
2
Page Count
5
Year Published
1990
Author (Individual)
Greif, Geoffrey L.
Bailey, Cynthia.
Resource Type
Journal Article
Resource Format
Unbound
Resource Language
English
A review of five major social work journals published during a 27-year period indicates that the literature on fathers is sparse. The view of fathers that emerges from articles that have been published shows fathers as perpetrators, as missing, and as embattled. If the social work profession is to remain committed to working with families, then researchers and practitioners must study the changing patterns of fatherhood. (Author abstract)

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