Father Involvement in Canada: Diversity, Renewal, and Transformation

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Jessica Ball, Kerry J. Daly
UBC Press, Dec 1, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 268 pages
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The landscape of Canadian fatherhood has changed dramatically over the past several decades. Shifting family structures, policy issues, and cultural expectations affect men’s interactions with their children and influence the way they perceive their own roles as fathers. The traditional notion of fatherhood may have changed, but fathers are as important today as ever before.

Father Involvement in Canada brings together more than a dozen leading scholars of fatherhood issues to examine the roles of Canadian fathers from many angles. Looking at the experiences of fathers from different ethnicities, age groups, marital statuses, gender partnering, and economic brackets, the authors examine issues such as the impact of poverty, access to paternity leave, and the availability of support from social institutions. National in scope, this is the first book of its kind to summarize and challenge current scholarship of Canadian fatherhood and offer new concepts, theoretical frameworks, and research directions.


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6 Aboriginal Fathers in Canada through Time
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10 Fathers and Parental Leave in Canada
11 Looking Forward

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About the author (2012)

Jessica Ball is a professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at the University of Victoria.

Kerry Daly is Dean of the College of Social and Applied Human Sciences at the University of Guelph.

Contributors: James W. Allen, Sarah Allen, Nicholas Bala, John Beaton, Leslie Brown, Marilyn Callahan, Lena Dominelli, Andrea Doucet, Linda Hawkins, John Hoffman, Heather L. Lawford, Elizabeth Manning, Katherine Marshall, Lindsey McKay, Ted McNeill, David Nicholas, Michael W. Pratt, Zenaida R. Ravanera, Susan Strega, Chris Walmsley, Lisa Wenger, and Denise L. Whitehead.  

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