How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four-Decade Study

How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four-Decade Study

by George E. Vaillant, John R. Snarey
     
 

In this age of working mothers, the role of fathering is often overlooked. This book illuminates the realitites of fathering by presenting the results of a unique empirical study conducted over four decades and covering four generations. Through case studies and data analysis, John Snarey demonstrates that men's care for their families reaps immense and long-lasting… See more details below

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In this age of working mothers, the role of fathering is often overlooked. This book illuminates the realitites of fathering by presenting the results of a unique empirical study conducted over four decades and covering four generations. Through case studies and data analysis, John Snarey demonstrates that men's care for their families reaps immense and long-lasting benefits - for themselves, for their offspring, and for future generations.

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Emily Brown
Clearly and interestingly written..., it gives fathers food for thought about their parenting.
Single Parent
Booknews
In a four decade, four generation study, the author examines the often overlooked role of the father's involvement in three vital realms of children's development: social-emotional, intellectual-academic, and physical-athletic. Looking specifically at fathers' relationships with their oldest children during the first two decades of their lives, the author addresses issues of fathering in both childhood and adolescence. He presents portraits of individual father-son and father-daughter relationships, and measures and defines the ways in which "good" fathers are constructively engaged in and supportive of children's growth. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674409408
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
06/01/1993
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.54(h) x 1.42(d)

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