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ERIC Number: EJ847189
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Low-Income Adolescent Fathers: Risk for Parenthood and Risky Parenting
Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; McKelvey, Lorraine
Zero to Three (J), v25 n4 p35-41 Mar 2005
The authors report findings from the Father Involvement with Toddlers Study (FITS) of low-income fathers. The study sought to learn about biological fathers and father figures of children eligible for Early Head Start (EHS). FITS data suggest that, compared to older fathers, teen fathers are more highly invested in their children, enjoy interactions more, and participate more in their children's daily care. Preliminary FITS results suggest that teen fathers who stay connected to their children have strengths upon which parenting intervention programs could build successfully.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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