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Caring and Paying: What Fathers and Mothers Say About Child Support
This investigation builds on a longstanding interest in the patterns of family formation of young parents, particularly on a 20-year longitudinal study of teenage mothers and their children in Baltimore and a national survey of families, which followed children from early childhood to young adulthood.1 In both studies, how fathers establish and maintain bonds with their children was a central concern. This background of quantitative research grounds the insights and observations provided here from a select and not necessarily representative set of case studies of young black women and some of their male partners; these women and men all participated in a continuing follow-up study of families in the Baltimore research.2
Furstenberg, Frank. 1992. "Daddies and Fathers: Men Who Do for Their Children and Men Who Don't." Caring and Paying: What Fathers and Mothers Say About Child Support 34-56.
Date Posted: 25 August 2017