ERIC Number: ED374172
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Young Unwed Fathers: Report from the Field.
Achatz, Mary; MacAllum, Crystal A.
This report is based on an intensive 18-month ethnographic study of 47 young fathers enrolled in Public/Private Ventures' Young Unwed Fathers Pilot Project. It presents a detailed look at selected aspects of the lives of these fathers before and during program participation, as well as outcomes of the pilot intervention. Following an introductory chapter, chapter 2 describes the fathers who participated in the research, as well as their children, the mothers of their children, and their neighborhoods. Chapter 3 examines the men's experiences with fatherhood from the mother's pregnancy onward and presents findings on parenting outcomes. Chapter 4 presents education, training, and employment outcomes. Chapter 5 examines the material and financial support that fathers provided to their children informally; fathers' attitudes toward, and experiences in, the child support system; and outcomes associated with paternity declaration and formal support orders. Chapter 6 discusses the policy implications of the research findings. Appendixes present a summary of the project's initial implementation report, a profile of the sites involved, a sample selection and representativeness, cost analysis, and the length of stay and services received. (Contains 15 references.) (GLR)
Descriptors: Child Rearing, Child Support, Early Parenthood, Employment Patterns, Ethnography, Father Attitudes, Fathers, Individual Characteristics, Job Training, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role, Pilot Projects, Program Evaluation, Young Adults
Public/Private Ventures, One Commerce Square, 2005 Market Street, Suite 900, Philadelphia, PA 19103.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Levi Strauss Foundation, Inc., San Francisco, CA.; AT&T Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, PA.