My baby's father : unmarried parents and paternal responsibility / Maureen R. Waller.

About one-third of births in the United States occur to unmarried parents. Evidence suggests that children who grow up in families headed by single parents have worse socioeconomic outcomes than those raised by married parents. "Fatherlessness" has become a byword in public debate and poli...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Waller, Maureen Rosamond, 1967-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2002.
Series:Book collections on Project MUSE.
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Table of Contents:
  • Studying unmarried parents
  • The separation of reproduction and marriage
  • Models of fatherhood
  • Interpreting paternal responsibility
  • Departures from paternal responsibility
  • Recognizing biological and social paternity
  • Reconciling formal and informal systems of paternal support
  • Conclusion : fatherhood, poverty, and public policy.