Much has been written and debated on lone mothers. However little has been discussed about non-resident fathers. Absent Fathers is part of a growing literature on men and masculinities and takes this debate further. Drawn from one of the best social policy units in the UK and results from the current ESRC Programme on Population and Household Change, it will provide a text for undergraduates in social policy and should also be important for professionals concerned with family breakdown and child support.
""While it has become a favorite pasttime of the media and political groups to criticize men who live apart from their children, the authors try to take a more fair and in-depth examination of the phenomenon of absent fathers. . . [they] conclude by suggesting that those who would condemn so-called 'deadbeat dads' consider the emotional and moral turmoil of those men who have the misfortune of living apart from their children." --Journal of Social Work Education, Fall 2000."