Fatherhood and families

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dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-24 en
dc.date.accessioned 2022-08-17T18:51:44Z
dc.date.available 2022-08-17T18:51:44Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3752
dc.description.abstract In this chapter, we examine fathers and father figures, and their changing roles in different cultural contexts; we draw attention to the notion of social fatherhood, which describes the care and support of men for children who are not necessarily their biological offspring; we review the evidence for the beneficial educational, social and psychological effects on children of father engagement, as well as different forms of father engagement and their implications for children, partners and families. We then look at men and fathers intergenerationally, and the implications of the growing numbers of older persons for families, intergenerational relations and childcare and explore what is known about men's work-family balance and the role of policy in advancing men's engagement with children in the context of employment policies and expectations. Men's mental and physical health is considered and research that points to the benefits to men arising from their engagement in family life and their relationships with their children is reviewed. In the final section, we outline the implications of these topics for social and family policy. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher United Nations en
dc.subject MEN en
dc.subject FATHERHOOD en
dc.title Fatherhood and families en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version N en
dc.BudgetYear 2011/12 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.ResearchGroup Human and Social Development en
dc.ResearchGroup Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation en
dc.SourceTitle Men in families and family policy in a changing world en
dc.SourceTitle.CorporateAuthor Department of Economic and Social Affairs en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6866 en
dc.outputnumber 5515 en
dc.bibliographictitle Richter, L., Chikovore, J., Makusha, T., Bhana, A., Mokomane, Z., Swartz, S. & Makiwane, M. (2011) Fatherhood and families. In: Department of Economic and Social Affairs Men in families and family policy in a changing world. New York: United Nations. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/3752 en
dc.publicationyear 2011 en
dc.contributor.author1 Richter, L. en
dc.contributor.author2 Chikovore, J. en
dc.contributor.author3 Makusha, T. en
dc.contributor.author4 Bhana, A. en
dc.contributor.author5 Mokomane, Z. en
dc.contributor.author6 Swartz, S. en
dc.contributor.author7 Makiwane, M. en

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