The role of black fathers in the lives of children in South Africa

SOURCE: Child Abuse & Neglect
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2014
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.Makusha, L.Richter
KEYWORDS: AFRICAN PEOPLE, CHILD WELL-BEING, FATHERHOOD
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 8471

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Abstract

This article outlines what is known about fathers and fatherhood in South Africa, future research directions, and policy and program suggestions to promote the involvement of fathers in their children's lives. We argue that the role of Black fathers in children's lives is and has always been important, but also acknowledge that children, women, and men could benefit from greater paternal involvement in children's lives.