ERIC Number: ED437481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Fathers' Fair Share: Helping Poor Men Manage Child Support and Fatherhood.
Johnson, Earl S.; Levine, Ann; Doolittle, Fred C.
This book examines the experiences of 32 men participating in Parents' Fair Share (PFS), which was designed to help them get better jobs, pay child support, and become more involved with their children. All participants were low-income, noncustodial fathers who were not paying court mandated child support. Most were African American or Latino and lived in inner city, low-income neighborhoods. Data came from semi-structured interviews, informal conversations, and observations. Participants offered their opinions of and reactions to PFS and discussed whether it helped them become consistent child support payers. They also discussed their lives outside of PFS, articulating obstacles encountered when trying to become more active parents. Eight appendixes present sample data and research methodology; maps; lists and descriptions of peer support sessions; family tree; personal shields; profiles of two participants deciding how to use their money; profiles of selected participants; questions for noncustodial parents in PFS; and profile of interviewees. (Contains 60 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Support, Father Attitudes, Fathers, Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parenting Skills, Poverty, Unemployment
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA.; Russell Sage Foundation, New York, NY.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Department of Labor, Washington, DC.; Smith Richardson Foundation, Inc., Greensboro, NC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program.; Northwest Area Foundation, St. Paul, MN.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.