ERIC Number: ED234294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Variations of Fathering: Implications for Social Policy. Single Fathers with Custody: Implications for Social Policy.
Hanson, Shirley May Harmon
This document summarizes current knowledge about single custodial fathers, and draws implications for social policy. Through a review of the literature, the following characteristics of single fathers are described: socioeconomic status, race, custody status, religion, age, employment, parental history, homemaking skills, motivation for custody, visitation rights and child support, and support systems. Research on the children of single fathers focusing on sex and age, child care arrangements, and father-child relationships is also reviewed. Existing, as well as needed, social policies which affect single-custodial fathers are discussed, i.e., custody laws and issues, child support, income support programs, child care, family counseling, mediation and conciliation services, community program development, business and industry, school systems, health care systems, and cultural messages. A bibliography is included. (WAS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Child Custody; Social Policy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council on Family Relations (Washington, DC, October 13-16, 1982).