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Absent Fathers? - Jonathan Bradshaw

Paperback Published: 14th October 1999
ISBN: 9780415215930
Number Of Pages: 280

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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."

List of figures and tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
Methods of collecting the datap. 9
The characteristics of non-resident fathersp. 23
Employment and incomep. 50
Housingp. 70
Contact between non-resident fathers and their childrenp. 80
The fluidity of contactp. 99
Child support: Who pays?p. 124
The level of financial supportp. 146
The Child Support Agencyp. 165
Willingness to payp. 183
Negotiating child maintenancep. 205
Concluding discussionp. 224
Notesp. 233
References and further readingp. 235
Indexp. 252
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ISBN: 9780415215930
ISBN-10: 0415215935
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 14th October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.72 x 13.95  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1