In recent decades, policymakers have invested in responsible fatherhood programs in light of emerging research that strengthening parenting among fathers promotes positive child outcomes. This session will focus on how fatherhood programs and policies can better serve fathers, children, and their families. The panelists will discuss recent research on the changing dynamics of fatherhood in relationships and families, and opportunities for promoting father-child bonds among low-income men and boys of color. Ben O’Dell (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) will moderate this panel. Panelists are:
• Kathryn Edin (Johns Hopkins University)
• Timothy Nelson (Johns Hopkins University)
• David Pate (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) (conference program description)
This presentation was given at the 2014 Welfare Research and Evaluation Conference (WREC).