ERIC Number: EJ440703
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: 0
Are Fathers Fungible? Patterns of Coresident Adult Men in Maritally Disrupted Families and Young Children's Well-Being.
Hawkins, Alan J.; Eggebeen, David J.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v53 n4 p958-72 Nov 1991
Examined relationship of biological and social fathers to young children's (n=870) well-being. Children in five longitudinal patterns of experiences with coresident adult men in maritally disrupted families were compared to children in intact families. Findings lend support to view that fathers, both biological and social, are peripheral to young children's intellectual and psychosocial functioning. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A