FRPN Research Brief: Assessing Fathers' Coparenting Networks

Oct 2015 | Colin Hammar, Ethan Levine, Rebecca Kaufman, Jay Fagan

Many fatherhood programs emphasize healthy coparenting as a strategy for promoting father child involvement. To investigate coparenting among fathers, the FRPN developed an assessment tool designed to address the size, composition, and quality of these fathers’ coparenting networks. We then administered this instrument with a sample of more than 600 fathers. This study found that the average, low-income nonresidential father reports two or more coparenting partners.

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