Absent Fathers

Absent Fathers

by Jonathan Bradshaw, Christine Skinner, Carol Stimson, Julie Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415215927

ISBN-13: 9780415215923

Pub. Date: 12/28/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Much has been written on lone mothers, while very little discussion about non-resident fathers has taken place. This book discusses the social implications of absentee fathers. It provides a solid text for undergraduates in social policy and will also be an important

reference for professionals concerned with family breakdown and child support.

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Overview

Much has been written on lone mothers, while very little discussion about non-resident fathers has taken place. This book discusses the social implications of absentee fathers. It provides a solid text for undergraduates in social policy and will also be an important

reference for professionals concerned with family breakdown and child support.

would condemn so-called 'deadbeat dads' consider the emotional and moral turmoil of those men who have the misfortune of living apart from their children." --Journal of Social Work Education, Fall 2000

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415215923
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/28/1999
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of figures and tablesix
Prefacexv
Acknowledgementsxvii
1Introduction1
2Methods of collecting the data9
3The characteristics of non-resident fathers23
4Employment and income50
5Housing70
6Contact between non-resident fathers and their children80
7The fluidity of contact99
8Child support: Who pays?124
9The level of financial support146
10The Child Support Agency165
11Willingness to pay183
12Negotiating child maintenance205
13Concluding discussion224
Notes233
References and further reading235
Index252

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