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The status of fatherhood and fathering in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-17 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T00:19:29Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T00:19:29Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/4124
dc.description.abstract Having an involved father at home can make a big difference in the life of a young child. For one thing, the household with a father in residence is likely to be better off, the mother is likely to feel affirmed and assisted in her role, and children's nutrition, health care, and schooling are likely to be encouraged and supported. Children will enjoy a father's protection and will benefit from his position in the community. Most of all they will have the pleasure of receiving and giving love in what is an archetypal relationship - father and child - throughout the world. Acknowledged biological fatherhood is, moreover, an important element of identity development. In South Africa, children also take their clan name from their father. In times past, children were humiliated for being fatherless. Today, being considered fatherless generates in children as sense of loss and confusion. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FATHERHOOD en
dc.subject CHILD WELL-BEING en
dc.title The status of fatherhood and fathering in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 86(6) en
dc.BudgetYear 2010/11 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle Childhood Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6490 en
dc.PageNumber 360-365 en
dc.outputnumber 5141 en
dc.bibliographictitle Richter, L., Chikovore, J. & Makusha, T. (2010) The status of fatherhood and fathering in South Africa. <i>Childhood Education</i>. 86(6):360-365. en
dc.publicationyear 2010 en
dc.contributor.author1 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Chikovore, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makusha, T. en

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