The Role of the Father in Child Development / Edition 5

The Role of the Father in Child Development / Edition 5

by Michael E. Lamb
     
 

The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today

Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and

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The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today

Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and current summary of the state of fatherhood across cultures, classes, economic systems, and family formations. This classic guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This thoroughly updated new edition provides the latest material on topics such as:

  • The effects of divorce
  • Fathers from low-income backgrounds
  • Stepfathers’ lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity
  • Social policy
  • Gay fathers
  • Fatherhood and masculinity
The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for all mental health professionals who endeavor to understand and support fathers in becoming positive influences in their children’s development.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470405499
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/05/2010
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1The Role of the Father: An Introduction1
2Two Dimensions of Fatherhood: A History of the Good Dad-Bad Dad Complex32
3African American and African Caribbean Fathers: Level, Quality, and Meaning of Involvement58
4Latino Fathers: Unchartered Territory in Need of Much Exploration98
5Social Science and Public Policy Perspectives on Fatherhood in the European Union121
6Fathering in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Cultures: A Review of the Research Literature146
7Fathers in Forager, Farmer, and Pastoral Cultures182
8Fathers in Family Context: Effects of Marital Quality and Marital Conflict196
9Paternal Involvement by U.S. Residential Fathers: Levels, Sources, and Consequences222
10The Development and Significance of Father-Child Relationships in Two-Parent Families272
11Fathering and Children's Peer Relationships307
12The Effects of Divorce on Fathers and Children: Nonresidential Fathers and Stepfathers341
13Fathers in Fragile Families368
14Gay Fathers397
15Fathers in Violent Homes417
16Intervention: Changing the Nature and Extent of Father Involvement446
17The Impact of Workplace Practices on Father Involvement476
Author Index505
Subject Index531

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