Divorce, single parents, and stepfamilies are redefining the way we live together and raise our children. Is this a change for the worse? David Popenoe sets out. Life Without a Father By David Popenoe Reader’s Digest (Canada) November , page What a man contributes to child rearing may. David Popenoe (). Life Without Father: Compelling New Evidence that Fatherhood and Marriage are Indispensable for the Good of Children and Society .

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This site uses cookies. But as renowned family sociologist David Popenoe shows in Life Without Father, this optimistic view is severely misguided.

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Promiscuity it not an exclusive male domain. These online bookshops told us they have this item: Joyce Nderitu marked it as to-read Aug 06, Partly this is a matter of arithmetic. Kelcie rated it liked it May 13, This flies in the face of everything I know of fatherhood. The effect of promiscuity on children is just as devastating if the mother witjout promiscuous without having her sexuality regulated by marriage.

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Account Options Sign in. The disintegration of the child-centered, two-parent family – especially in the inner cities, where as many as two in three children are growing up without their popenos – and the weakening commitment of fathers to their children that more and more follows divorce, are central causes of many of our worst individual and social problems.

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The Essential Father 7. Matthew rated it really liked it Apr 28, Special 27m 51s checkmark Add to Watchlist. Being a father who has fought for over a decade to attain custody of my child, I find the author’s pooenoe to be slanted by the same gender-bias which creates and exasperates this problem in the first place.

Lists What are lists? Julie rated it really liked it Jan 06, You’ll be able to manage videos in your Watchlist, keep track of your favorite shows, watch PBS in high definition, and much more! Those fathers are being emotionally and financially devastated by our bureaucracies in the process of that battle.


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Elya marked it as to-read May 19, The Human Carnage of Fatherlessness. ParentsChildrenLegal. Conzuelo marked it as to-read Sep 23, Men must strive for an active role as parents, but at the same time they must eschew the idea of role reversal. Login to add to list. Separate different tags with a comma.

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Compelling New Evidence that Fatherhood and Marriage The Human Carnage of Fatherlessness 3. The children of divorced and never-married mothers are less successful by almost every measure than the children of widowed mothers.

The popeneo fathers play has effects on everything from the management of emotions eavid intelligence and academic achievement.

Having children typically impresses on men the importance of setting a good example. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: We should consider a two-tier system of divorce law: