Father Involvement With Young Children Among the Aka and Bofi Foragers

  title={Father Involvement With Young Children Among the Aka and Bofi Foragers},
  author={Hillary N. Fouts},
  journal={Cross-Cultural Research},
  pages={290 - 312}
In this article, the nature of father involvement with young children (1-4 years of age) among the Aka and Bofi foragers of Central Africa is examined. Human behavioral ecology predictions about fathering indicate that father involvement is associated with cultural values, such as lack of warfare, non-violent ideology, flexible gender roles, the high evaluation of both male and female children, residence patterns, and the kin resources of fathers (i.e., number of brothers). Furthermore, human… 

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