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ERIC Number: EJ866543
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 35
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 80
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Factors Associated with Unmarried, Nonresident Fathers' Perceptions of Their Coparenting
Bronte-Tinkew, Jacinta; Horowitz, Allison
Journal of Family Issues, v31 n1 p31-65 2010
Using a longitudinal sample of 522 biological, never-married, nonresident fathers from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this article examines the factors associated with fathers' coparenting 36 months after a birth. Ordinary least squares regression models indicate never-married, nonresident fathers are less likely to perceive high coparental supportiveness if they have ever been incarcerated, if they have completed high school, if they have a greater number of children with the child's mother, if the mother has lower levels of education, if they are not in a relationship with the focal child's mother, if they have a new partner, and if they see their child more frequently. In contrast, more supportive coparental relationships are perceived among fathers with higher incomes, with higher education, who are employed, with a male child, and who provide informal support. This study provides continuing evidence that several aspects of nonresident men's lives have important influences on their coparenting. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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