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Title Men in families : when do they get involved? : what difference does it make? / edited by Alan Booth, Ann C. Crouter.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1998.

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Subject Fathers -- Congresses.
Father and child -- Congresses.
Families -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Congresses.
Alt Name Booth, Alan, 1935-2015.
Crouter, Ann C.
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Description x, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
polychrome rdacc
Note Based on presentations from a national symposium on men in families, held at Pennsylvania State University, 1996.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 2000. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 0585114803 (electronic bk.) : $89.95
0805825398 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC # 44956648
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97012617 (OCoLC)36630062.
Table of Contents
Pt. IMen's Roles in Families: A Look Back, A Look Forward 
 1From Patriarchy to Androgyny and Other Myths: Placing Men's Family Roles in Historical Perspective / Steven Mintz3
 2The Invisible Man Revisited: Comments on the Life Course, History, and Men's Roles in American Families / Linda M. Burton, Anastasia R. Snyder31
 3On the Flexibility of Fatherhood / Andrew J. Cherlin41
 4Fatherhood Then and Now / Michael E. Lamb47
Pt. IIMen's Investment in Parenthood 
 5Human Parental Investment and Fertility: The Life Histories of Men in Albuquerque / Hillard S. Kaplan, Jane B. Lancaster, Kermyt G. Anderson55
 6Why Should Fathers Father? / Patricia Draper111
 7In Search of a Theory: Men's Fertility and Parental Investment in Modern Economies / William Marsiglio123
 8Subjectivity and Practicality in Mating and Parenting Decisions / Catherine A. Surra133
Pt. IIIMarital Relations: What Do Men Contribute? 
 9Toward a Process Model of Men in Marriages and Families / John Mordechai Gottman149
 10Gender, Power, and Emotional Expression: Social and Historical Contexts for a Process Model of Men in Marriages and Families / Scott Coltrane193
 11The Importance of Variation Among Men and the Benefits of Feminism for Families / Julia McQuillan, Myra Marx Ferree213
 12Marriages in Men's Lives / Steven L. Nock227
Pt. IVFathers: When Do They Make A Difference? 
 13More than Money? Men's Contributions to Their Children's Lives / Paul R. Amato241
 14Paternal Influence and Children's Well-Being: Limits of, and New Directions for, Understanding / Jay Belsky279
 15Social Capital and the Role of Fathers in the Family / Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr.295
 16Men's Contributions to Children and Social Policy / Judith A. Seltzer303
 17Men in Families: Looking Back, Looking Forward / Susan L. Brown, Matthew F. Bumpus315
 Author Index333
 Subject Index343