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33 - Fatherhood, Work, and Family across the Globe: A Review and Research Agenda

from Part VII - Family Perspectives


Involved fatherhood is crucial for the development of healthy, well-functioning families. In this chapter, we review empirical research from around the world on (a) the effects of involved fatherhood on the well-being of children, women, and families, (b) the predictors of and barriers to paternal involvement, and (c) how family-supportive public and employer-based policy can better support fathers so they can succeed both at the workplace and in their families. We conclude with suggestions for further research, public policy, and business practice.
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