1st Edition

Fatherhood and Family Policy

Edited By M. E. Lamb, A. Sagi Copyright 1984

    First published in 1984. In the last two decades, countries throughout the Western world have witnessed dramatic changes in social attitudes concerning sex roles. The aim of this book is to review the evidence concerning: a) the factors that limit or constrain male involvement in child care; b) the ways in which some of these factors are being or might be changed; and c) the effects of traditional and increased paternal involvement on men, women, and children.

    Chapter 1 Fatherhood and Social Policy in International Perspective: An Introduction, Michael E. Lamb; Chapter 2 Paternal Child Care as a Policy Relevant Social Phenomenon and Research Topic: The Question of Values, Eisikovits Rivka; Chapter 3 Fatherhood and Social Policy: Some Insights From a Comparative Perspective, Sheila B. Kamerman; Chapter 4 The Swedish Parental Insurance Policy: An Experiment in Social Engineering, Michael E. Lamb, James A. Levine; Chapter 5 The Father’s Case in Child Custody Disputes: The Contributions of Psychological Research, Ross A. Thompson; Chapter 6 The Fatherhood Project, James A. Levine, Joseph H. Pleck, Michael E. Lamb; Chapter 7 The Gender Dilemma in Social Welfare: Who Cares for Children?, Martin Wolins; Chapter 8 Fathers and Child Welfare Services: The Forgotten Clients?, Eliezer D. Jaffe; Chapter 9 Increased Paternal Participation: The Fathers’ Perspective, Graeme Russell, Norma Radin; Chapter 10 Increased Fathering: Effects on the Mother, Lois Wladis Hoffman; Chapter 11 Increased Father Participation and Child Development Outcomes, Norma Radin, Graeme Russell; Chapter 12 Costs and Benefits of Increased Paternal Involvement in Childrearing: The Societal Perspective, Abraham Sagi, Nachman Sharon; Chapter 13 Cross-Cultural Uses of Research on Fathering, Rivka Eisikovits, Martin Wolins; Chapter 14 Summary and Recommendations for Public Policy, Michael E. Lamb, Graeme Russell, Abraham Sagi;


    Michael E. Lamb University of Utah, Araham Sagi University of Haifa Israel