ERIC Number: ED433102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Map and Track: State Initiatives To Encourage Responsible Fatherhood. 1999 Edition.
Bernard, Stanley N.; Knitzer, Jane
This report focuses on fatherhood in its profile of state efforts to develop comprehensive programs and policies for young children and families, presents indicators of child and family well-being, and describes state investments in young children and families. The report provides national and state indicators of fathers and fatherhood, and aggregate and state information on policies and practices regarding responsible fatherhood, including promoting public awareness, preventing unwanted or too-early fatherhood, enhancing fathers as economic providers, strengthening fathers as nurturers, and promoting leadership capacity. Analysis was based on responses from 45 states to 2 questionnaires requesting information on new programs and the use of federal funds to train nonresident fathers of children receiving welfare sent to 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Chapter 1 of the report provides an overview of the framework and data collection methods. Chapter 2 provides demographic findings and offers a qualitative look at the changing face of fatherhood nationally, highlighting particular subgroups of fathers. Chapter 3 summarizes the program and policy information gathered from the states and explores emerging issues not so clearly reflected in the findings. Chapter 4 focuses on profiles of three states, one county, and one city providing leadership with fatherhood initiatives that reflect attention to a range of fathers and both the economic and nurturing aspects of fatherhood. Chapter 5 provides profiles of the individual states and gives a state-by-state overview of policies and initiatives reported by them. Nine appendices include indicator summary tables, state contacts, and a glossary. Contains approximately 100 references. (KB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Health, Child Welfare, Comprehensive Programs, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Employed Parents, Family Programs, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Fathers, Financial Support, Incidence, Parent Background, Policy Formation, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Social Indicators, State Programs, State Surveys, Statistical Surveys, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Well Being
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia School of Public Health, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032; Tel: 212-304-7100; Fax: 212-544-4200, 212-544-4201; Web site: http://www.nccp.org ($19.95 includes postage and handling. Checks should be made payable to Columbia University).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Children in Poverty.