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ERIC Number: EJ819086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-2445
Explaining the Long Reach of Fathers' Prenatal Involvement on Later Paternal Engagement
Cabrera, Natasha J.; Fagan, Jay; Farrie, Danielle
Journal of Marriage and Family, v70 n5 p1094-1107 Dec 2008
The present study examined the association between unmarried fathers' prenatal involvement and fathers' engagement later in the child's life. The study sample consisted of 1,686 fathers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study. Findings using multiple regressions revealed that fathers' prenatal involvement is significantly and positively associated with levels of fathers' engagement at Years 1 and 3. This association was partially explained by fathers' transitions from unemployment to employment and to a greater extent by fathers' transitions from nonresidential to residential relationships with the child's mother.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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