Cross-cultural uses of research on fathering

Rivka Eisikovits, Martin Wolins

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A famous temperance song by Henry Clay Work may well reflect the state of research on fathering: Gradually, over the past several decades, fathers have been coming home, partic- ularly in industrial and postindustrial societies. They return before one, stoke up the fires, light up the house, and increasingly tend to brother Benny. They do so out of necessity-in the single-parent households, in families with two employed parents-or out of desire and conviction. The scenarios across the landscape and eras are multitude, even though the father as childcare taker seems to have been-and in some measure still is-a relatively rare phenomenon. Information about him in this role is rarer yet.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFatherhood and Family Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317769552
ISBN (Print)0898591902, 9780898591903
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 1983 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. All rights reserved.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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