"He is my hero": men and fatherhood in South Africa

SOURCE: South African Labour Bulletin
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2007
TITLE AUTHOR(S): L.Richter
KEYWORDS: FATHERHOOD, MEN
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 4584

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Abstract

In South Africa we too readily accept that fathers will be absent from their children's lives. Linda Richter shows how important a father figure is for children and how this relationship also boosts the man's self-esteem.