Fathers' involvement and preschool children's behavior in stable single-mother families
The research testing bidirectional relationships between non-resident fathers' involvement and children's behavior usually models outcomes in school age children. It also tends to include both families in which fathers have never lived with their children and families in which fathers have resided with their children at least some of the time. In this study we used data from the first two sweeps of the Millennium Cohort Study (MCS) to model bidirectional links between non-resident fathers' involvement and the behavior of preschool children growing up in continuously single-mother families (N=930). Children's behavior was measured with the Carey Infant Temperament Scale at Sweep 1 (age 9months), and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire at Sweep 2 (age 3years). Non-resident father involvement was mother-reported. We found no evidence for father involvement effects on later child behavior, but strong evidence for the association between early and later non-resident father involvement.
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- Marcia Carlson & Sara McLanahan & Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, 2008. "Coparenting and nonresident fathers’ involvement with young children after a nonmarital birth," Demography, Springer;Population Association of America (PAA), vol. 45(2), pages 461-488, May.
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