Race/Ethnic Differences in Father Involvement in Two-Parent Families

  title={Race/Ethnic Differences in Father Involvement in Two-Parent Families},
  author={Sandra L. Hofferth},
  journal={Journal of Family Issues},
  pages={185 - 216}
  • S. Hofferth
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Family Issues
This article examines the contribution of economic circumstances, neighborhood context, and cultural factors to explaining race/ethnic differences in fathering in two-parent families. Data come from the 1997 Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics, a nationally representative sample of children younger than age 13. Black children’s fathers exhibit less warmth but monitor their children more, Hispanic fathers monitor their children less, and both minority groups… 

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