Title

"Just like his Dad": Family Background and Residency with Children Among Young Adult Fathers

Keywords

father absence, young fathers, early childbearing

Abstract

Drawing upon a conceptual framework proposed by Doherty and colleagues (1998), we examine the association betwe0n father residence during adolescence and early paternity and residency for a sample of young adult men. Out data are from the National Survey of Adolescent Males (Waves I, III)--a representative sample of young adult men in the U.S., aged 21 to 27 in 1995. Using multinomial logistic techniques, we find that living with a father during adolescence reduces the odds that young men experience fatherhood at an early age. In addition, living with a biological father as a teen, increases the odds that young adult fathers reside with their children. The association between living with a father as a teen and early paternity and child residency is attenuated by background characteristics and current education and work status.

Original Publication Citation

Forste, Renata and Jonathan Jarvis. 2007. “‘Just Like His Dad’:Family Background and Residency with Children among Young Adult Fathers.”Fathering, 5(2):97-110

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2007-3

Publisher

Fathering

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Sociology

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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