Life without father : compelling new evidence that fatherhood and marriage are indispensable for the good of children and society / David Popenoe. [print]Material type: TextPublisher: New York, New York : Martin Kessler Books, (c)1996Description: viii, 275 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674532601; 0684822970Subject(s): Fatherless families -- United States | Fatherhood -- United States | Paternal deprivation -- United States | Children of single parents -- United States | United States -- Social conditions | ParentingGenre/Form: Family Sociology. LOC classification: HQ756.L544 1996Online resources: Copyright permission request form. | Copyright permission request form COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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PennsylvaniaRT ONE: FATHERLESSNESS The remarkable decline of fatherhood and marriage The human carnage of fatherlessness.
PennsylvaniaRT TWO: FATHERS Indiana HawaiiSTORY Victorian fathers and the rise of the modern nuclear family The shrinking father and the fall of the nuclear family.
PennsylvaniaRT THREE: WHY FATHERS MassachusettsTTER What do fathers do? The essential father.
PennsylvaniaRT FOUR: ColoradoNCLUSIONS Reclaiming fatherhood and marriage.
The American family is changing. Divorce, single parents, and stepfamilies are redefining the way we live together and raise our children. Is this a change for the worse? David Popenoe sets out the case for fatherhood and the two-parent family as the best arrangement for ensuring the well-being and future development of children. His argument has two critical assumptions, which he supports with evidence from a variety of disciplines, including anthropology, biology, and history. The first is that children flourish best when raised by a father and a mother with their differing psychological and behavioral traits. The second is that marriage, which serves to hold fathers to the mother-child bond, is an institution we must strengthen if the decline of fatherhood is to be reversed.