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The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy
After a long period of scholarly neglect, social scientists are finally beginning to pay attention to the influence of fathers on children. This new tide of interest in the role of fathers has been so strong that the standard cliché about fathers being slighted in studies of family behavior hardly applies any longer. Recent research on teenage parenthood represents a particularly good example of the growing interest in the extent and consequences of male involvement.
Originally printed in The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy by Yale University Press ©1993. Available for purchase at http://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300065480/politics-pregnancy
Furstenberg, F. and Harris, K.M. (1993). When Fathers Matter/Why Fathers Matter: The Impact of Paternal Involvement on the Offspring of Adolescent Mothers. In Lawson, A. and Rhode, D.L. (Eds.), The Politics of Pregnancy: Adolescent Sexuality and Public Policy (pp. 189-215). New Haven: Yale University Press.
Date Posted:10 July 2017