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Young Unwed Fathers

Changing Roles and Emerging Policies

Edited by Robert I. Lerman, and Theodora J Ooms

This volume is the first volume to bring together a wide and balanced array of research program and policy perspectives on unwed fatherhood. The essays illuminate the public debate about welfare reform, paternity and child support, and family values.

Reviews

"An important resource for scholars, policymakers and social service providers....devoted to economic, demographic, ethical, legal, public policy, psychological, social service, subcultural and sociological issues relevant to young fathers. This volume contributes to the ongoing process of reframing the early pregnancy an childbearing literature to include young fathers. The empirical chapters include quantitative analyses of national surveys, ethnographic studies of inner-city young men and program evaluations....provide(s) up-to-date overviews of recent policy and programmatic initiatives."
— Journal of Adolescence

About the Author(s)

Robert I. Lerman is Professor of Economics at The American University. He is co-author (with Andrew Hahn) of What Works in Youth Employment Policy?

Theodora J. Ooms is Director of the Family Impact Seminar of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Research and Education Foundation. She has published four other books, including Teenage Pregnancy in a Family Context (Temple).