American Indian income and father involvement with children in urban cities
American Indians, father involvement, children in cities
Scholars believe that father involvement plays a significant role in a child's development (Carlson and Magnuson, 2011, Hofferth, 2003, Slade, 2013, Waldfogel et al., 2010). While current research sheds greater light on the positive contributors of fathers on child wellbeing, it also raises concerns regarding the increasing numbers of children being raised either in the absence of, or with limited access to fathers. According to the National Vital Statistics Report, data for 2014 indicates that 40.2% of children in the U.S. were born to unmarried mothers(Hamilton, Martin, Osterman, Curtin, & Mathews, 2015). Hofferth (2003)and Slade (2013) suggest that father absence impacts these unmarried births and that race/ethnic variations in fathering patterns might be due to different economic circumstances, neighborhood environments, and as attitudes and values originating from the cultural social context. This is especially pertinent for American Indian children as 65.7% were born to unmarried parents (Hamilton et al., 2015).
Original Publication Citation
Saasa, S., & Limb, G. (2017). American Indian income and father involvement with children in urban cities. Children and Youth Services Review, 78, 170-176.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Saasa, Sherinah and Limb, Gordon, "American Indian income and father involvement with children in urban cities" (2017). Faculty Publications. 3096.
Children and Youth Services Review
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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