Why the “Good Provider” Role Still Matters: Providing as a Form of Paternal Involvement
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Family and Consumer Sciences
Providing as a form of paternal involvement is not readily acknowledged in contemporary fatherhood literature. Providing is often overlooked because it is taken for granted, is invisible to the family, holds negative connotations, and is inadequately conceptualized. This article expands paternal involvement to include economic provision. Providing as a form of paternal involvement is considered as it affects father, child, and family well-being. In conclusion, practice and policy implications related to an expanded view of economic provision and paternal involvement are shared.
Christiansen, S. L., & Palkovitz, R. (2001). Why the “Good Provider” Role Still Matters: Providing as a Form of Paternal Involvement. Journal of Family Issues, 22(1), 84-106. https://doi.org/10.1177/019251301022001004
Journal of Family Issues
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