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ERIC Number: EJ483982
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1994
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-7187
Are Fathers Really Necessary to the Family Unit in Early Childhood?
Butterworth, Dawn
International Journal of Early Childhood, v26 n1 p1-5 1994
Discusses the effects on children, especially boys, of living in a family in which the father is absent. Suggests that there is a distinction between the culture, or beliefs about men's parenting, and the conduct of fatherhood and that discussions of parental involvement should address parents' engagement, accessibility, and responsibility. Examines research on fathers as sole or prime caregivers. (BC)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
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Language: English
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