ERIC Number: EJ660619
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
Are All Dads Equal? Biology Versus Marriage as a Basis for Paternal Investment.
Hofferth, Sandra L.; Anderson, Kermyt G.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v65 n1 p213-32 Feb 2003
Using three different theoretical perspectives, examines the engagement, availability, participation, and warmth of residential fathers in married biological parent, unmarried biological parent, married stepparent, and cohabiting father families. Biology explains less of father involvement than anticipated once differences between fathers are controlled. Marriage continues to differentiate paternal investment levels, as do age of child and financial responsibility to nonresidential children. (Contains 60 references and 7 tables.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
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