TITLE

What can be done about absentee fathers?

AUTHOR(S)
Klinger, Ron
PUB. DATE
July 1998
SOURCE
USA Today Magazine;Jul98, Vol. 127 Issue 2638, p30
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents statistics on fatherless families in the United States. Misconceptions that help sustain fatherlesness; Father's contributions to the family; Complementary roles of fathers.
ACCESSION #
819689

Tags: FATHERLESS families;  ABSENTEE fathers

 

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