Non-residential fatherhood and child involvement: evidence from the millennium cohort study.
Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.
Fifteen per cent of British babies are now born to parents who are neither cohabiting nor married. Little is known about non-residential fatherhood that commences with the birth of a child. Here, we use the Millennium Cohort Study to examine a number of aspects of this form of fatherhood. Firstly, we consider the extent to which these fathers were involved with or acknowledged their child at the time of the birth. Secondly, we identify the characteristics that differentiate parents who continue to live apart from those who move in together. Thirdly, for the fathers who moved in with the mother and their child we enquire whether they differ in the extent of their engagement in family life compared with fathers who have been living with the mother since birth. Finally, for fathers who were living apart from their child when the child was 9 months old we assess the extent to which they were in contact, contributed to their maintenance and were involved in their child’s life at this time.
||© 2005 Kathleen Kiernan
||non-resident fathers, ethnic families, fatherhood, father involvement, unmarried mothers, non-marital births, cohabiting parents
|Library of Congress subject classification:
||H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
K Law > K Law (General)
|Journal of Economic Literature Classification System:
||K - Law and Economics > K1 - Basic Areas of Law > K19 - Other
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I39 - Other
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J13 - Fertility; Family Planning; Child Care; Children; Youth
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J12 - Marriage; Marital Dissolution; Family Structure
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J18 - Public Policy
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I3 - Welfare and Poverty > I30 - General
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