Father Time: The Social Clock and the Timing of Fatherhood

  • Wendy A. Goldberg

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  8. Back Matter
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About this book


Men's biological clocks may not be ticking loudly, but what about the social clock? Are there benefits to being in-step with social norms for the timing of parenthood? In a clear and accessible style, this book examines the advantages and disadvantages of early, on-time, and delayed first fatherhood. The book includes a foreword by Ross D. Parke.


Fathers fatherhood transition to parenthood adult development men's lives social clock psychological clock adaptation adjustment first-time parenthood marriage work well-being motivation leisure intergenerational identity personality father Involvement

Authors and affiliations

  • Wendy A. Goldberg
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  1. 1.Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, School of Social EcologyUniversity of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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