Family Ties and Young Fathers' Engagement in Cape Town, South Africa.

@article{Clark2015FamilyTA,
  title={Family Ties and Young Fathers' Engagement in Cape Town, South Africa.},
  author={Shelley Clark and Cassandra Cotton and Let{\'i}cia J. Marteleto},
  journal={Journal of marriage and the family},
  year={2015},
  volume={77 2},
  pages={575-589}
}
Young South African fathers are often engaged in their children's lives even if they do not live together. Using longitudinal data on children (n = 1,209) from the Cape Town area, the authors show that although only 26% of young fathers live with their children, 66% of nonresidential fathers maintain regular contact, and 61% provide financial support. The father-child relationship, however, is embedded in broader family ties. The type of father-mother relationship is strongly associated with… CONTINUE READING