Child gender and father involvement in fragile families

  title={Child gender and father involvement in fragile families},
  author={Shelly Lundberg and Sara McLanahan and Elaina Rose},
In this article, we use data from the first two waves of the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study to examine the effects of child gender on father involvement and to determine if gender effects differ by parents’ marital status. We examine several indicators of father involvement, including whether the father acknowledges “ownership” of the child, whether the parents live together when the child is one year old, and whether the father provides financial support when the child is one year… 

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