Summary and recommendations for public

Michael E. Lamb, Graeme Russell, Abraham Sagi

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Abstract

Our goal in this volume has been to assess the influence of contemporary so- cial and legal practices on paternal participation in child care; to appraise and evaluate the consequences of increased involvement on mothers, fathers, chil- dren, and society at large; and to suggest ways in which societies could move toward providing a greater range of options for fathers. Our aim has been to con- duct an analysis that is sensitive to individual and cultural differences in the aspi- rations and values of parents; consequently, we have striven to avoid value judg- ments wherever possible, and to identify them as such when discussion is unavoidable. In addition, we have emphasized the need to make increased pater- nal participation possible for those who want it, rather than prescribing high fa- ther involvement as a universal goal or panacea. Two general conclusions emerge from the analyses included in this volume.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFatherhood and Family Policy
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages247-258
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781317769552
ISBN (Print)0898591902, 9780898591903
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

Bibliographical note

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (all)

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