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Guest editorial

Guest editorial Natasha J. Cabrera The Nurturing Fatherhood: Improving Data and Research on Male Fertility, Family Formation, and Fatherhood (Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics, 1998), a summary of the 1996 to 1997 Fatherhood Initiative, recommended a series of tasks to improve data and research on fatherhood. One of these tasks was to […]

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considering parents’ stress and child gender

Parents’ problem solving with preadolescents and its association with social withdrawal at school: considering parents’ stress and child gender Scott R. Miller The early adolescent years are a critical period for social skill development, especially for children at risk for social failure. Data from the Adolescent Development Research Program (ADRP) were used to examine the […]

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Playful fathering: the burden and promise of Horace Bushnell’s Christian nurture

Playful fathering: the burden and promise of Horace Bushnell’s Christian nurture David H. Jensen Horace Bushnell’s Christian Nurture yields both oppressive and liberating strands for a contemporary interpretation of fatherhood. The work’s critique of American individualism, its thoroughly relational understanding of human beings, and description of the family as a web of organic connection offer […]

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Family of origin processes and attitudes of expectant fathers

Family of origin processes and attitudes of expectant fathers John M. Beaton This study examined the association between family of origin experiences of expectant fathers and their attitudes about father involvement. Using structural equation modeling and multiple regression analysis with a sample of 152 couples, we tested an ecosystemic model of fathering and examined the […]

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Talking and doing fatherhood: on fatherhood and masculinity in Sweden and England

Talking and doing fatherhood: on fatherhood and masculinity in Sweden and England Lars Plantin This article draws on empirical data from interviews with men and their partners in Sweden and England to explore how fatherhood formation takes place within intimate relationships and in the context of wider structural factors. The research illustrates the influence of […]

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Eyeing the edges: theoretical considerations of work and family for fathers in midlife development

Eyeing the edges: theoretical considerations of work and family for fathers in midlife development Rob Palkovitz Men in midlife face a challenging set of opportunities to adjust to work, familial, and physical changes. The timing and sequencing of transitions during middle age are not closely scripted or predictable. Thus, middle-aged men face a variety of […]

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an Early Head Start program’s evolution toward father involvement

From sports fans to nurturers: an Early Head Start program’s evolution toward father involvement Carol L. McAllister This article is based on an in-depth qualitative study of efforts by an Early Head Start program to include fathers in program activities with the aim of supporting and strengthening their involvement in their children’s lives. Since this […]

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Impact of fathers’ support and activities on mothers’ marital satisfaction by income contribution during economic recession in Japan

Impact of fathers’ support and activities on mothers’ marital satisfaction by income contribution during economic recession in Japan Reiko Yamato Japanese society has faced a serious economic recession since the mid-1990s. Husbands continue to be the main breadwinners and rarely participate in housework, even though their wages have become less secure. Wives contribute to the […]

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Conditions affecting the association between father identity and father involvement

Conditions affecting the association between father identity and father involvement Kari Henley To better understand the conditions under which fathers are more or less involved with their children, we tested the moderating influences of interparental relationships on the association between identity and behavior in a sample of 186 married and 93 divorced fathers. Results showed […]

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A qualitative analysis of fathers’ experiences of parental time after separation and divorce

A qualitative analysis of fathers’ experiences of parental time after separation and divorce Mara Hallman Research suggests that a lack of father involvement in divorced families may have negative effects on fathers, mothers, and their children. However, past research has often failed to include men’s perspectives of the factors that influence their parental role after […]