Summary and recommendations for public

Michael E. Lamb, Graeme Russell, Abraham Sagi

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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
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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