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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The way fathers play has effects on everything from the management of emotions to intelligence and academic achievement. In Life Without Father, he suggests concrete policies, and new ways of thinking and acting, that will help all fathers improve their marriages and family lives, and tells us what we as individuals and as a society can do to support and strengthen the most important thing a man can do.

Come on, let me show you how. On the face of it, there would seem to be at least one potentially positive side to fatherlessness: The Human Carnage of Fatherlessness. David Popenoe sets out the case for fatherhood and the two-parent family as the best arrangement for ensuring the well-being and future There was a time in the past when fatherlessness was far more common than it is today, but death was to blame — not divorce, desertion or out-of-wedlock births.


Books by David Popenoe. Steven rated it really liked it Feb 13, But as renowned family sociologist David Popenoe shows in Life Without Father, this optimistic view is severely misguided.

Login to add to list. The Human Carnage of Fatherlessness. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. Jess marked it as to-read Feb 05, Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video. The University of Sydney. The author, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University Set up My libraries How do I set up “My libraries”? Having children typically impresses on men the importance of setting a good example.

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Withotu he is not just an alarmist. Ken Roth, executive director, Human Rights Watch, on securing liberty at home and abroad. Nothing is more important for our children or for our future as a society. That brought order into chaos. Many practical steps can be taken. Partly this is a matter of arithmetic.

It frequently resembles a teaching relationship: Irul Zamil marked it as to-read Nov 06, One statistic might serve to provide some clarification in that regard. Special 27m 51s davvid Add to Watchlist. None of your libraries hold this item. Uncategorized Information about Careers 31 July at 9am.


View online Borrow Buy Freely available Show 0 more links Juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and child poverty can be directly traced to fathers’ lack of involvement in their children’s lives.


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David Popenoe is professor of sociology emeritus and was co-director of the National Marriage Project at Rutgers University.

If we are to progress towards a more just and humane society, we must dabid the tide that is pulling fathers apart from their families. The role of fatherhood itself must be redefined by rethinking what he says are traditionally negative male attitudes toward gentle nurturing, housework, cooking, doing laundry, and other once-womanly chores.

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Jason rated it it was amazing Jun 08, It is VERY clear that fathers are essential to a child’s well-being. Juvenile delinquency, drug and alcohol abuse, teenage pregnancy, welfare dependency, and child poverty can be directly traced to fathers’ lack of involvement in their children’s lives. Popenoe makes an excellent case for the wrongfulness of that policy in the rest of lifs article.

Popenoe made a very good case for the family.