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320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190865016


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Lost and Found

Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood

Paul Florsheim and David Moore

  • Presents an understanding of family instability that challenges conventional wisdom about why many fathers are disconnected
  • Uses fathers' own words to describe their experiences, thereby engaging readers, humanizing the struggles of young fathers (and their partners), and challenging stereotypes
  • Includes the voices of young mothers to convey a balanced, dynamic, and credible view of fathers and fatherhood
  • Draws from a wide body of scholarship, from evolutionary biology to the economics of women's rights, to explain how young fathers came to occupy such a precarious position in contemporary society
  • Offers a strategic solution to the problems-posed by young unwed fathers and mothers-that focuses on reformulating prenatal healthcare to include the expectant father
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