African American Single Full-Time Fathers: How Are They Doing?
Originally published in Journal of African American Men, Volume 6, No. 2 (Fall 2001), online here.
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Using a symbolic interactionist approach, interviews of 10 Black single full-time fathers indicate that these fathers perceive parenting to have had positive results for themselves. Specifically, the employment and income of most of the men had remained stable or improved. While their dating lives had suffered the most, they had sustained social activities with friends and families at a high level. Moreover, their assessments of their parent-child relationships and their own life satisfaction was positive.
Roberta Coles. "African American Single Full-Time Fathers: How Are They Doing?" Journal of African American Men 6.2 (2001).
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