The Abrading of the American Father
A necessary, if not sufficient, precondition for successful fathering to occur, by virtually any definition, is the sheer physical ongoing presence of the man with his child. A number of social vectors have recently occurred in the United States that militate against the joint association between the father and his child. If a man is systematically precluded from being with his child or children, then it is hard to imagine that the man will become an effective social father. He has to be there.
KeywordsLabor Force Head Start Divorce Rate Biological Father Minor Child
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