Absent Fathers

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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

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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)

Meet the Author

All the authors are based at the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences at York University. Carol Stimson died before the project was completed, but Jonathan Bradshaw, Christine Skinner and Julie Williams continued and finished writing the manuscript.

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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables ix
Preface xv
Acknowledgements xvii
1 Introduction 1
2 Methods of collecting the data 9
3 The characteristics of non-resident fathers 23
4 Employment and income 50
5 Housing 70
6 Contact between non-resident fathers and their children 80
7 The fluidity of contact 99
8 Child support: Who pays? 124
9 The level of financial support 146
10 The Child Support Agency 165
11 Willingness to pay 183
12 Negotiating child maintenance 205
13 Concluding discussion 224
Notes 233
References and further reading 235
Index 252
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