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Long hours and longings

Jennifer Baxter, Lyndall Strazdins (The Australian National University) and Jianghong Li (Berlin Social Science Center)
Research summaries— September 2017

Our study shows that long hours, non-standard work times and work pressures have significant impact on how children view time spent with their father.

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Stay-at-home dads

Research summaries— May 2017

This Families Week fact sheet takes a close look at the data about "stay-at-home dads", to see if that perception matches reality.

Fathering in Australia among couple families with young children: Research highlights

Jennifer Baxter and Diana Smart
Family Matters No. 88, 2011

There has been growing recognition of the importance of fathers to families in recent years. However, there has been a limited amount of research on fathers in Australia, with the result that there remains much to be learned about the ways in which Australian fathers contribute to families and feel about themselves as fathers. The report titled Fathering in Australia Among Couple Families With Young Children, by Baxter & Smart (2011) aimed to increase understanding of the ways in which fathers in couple families who are parents of young children contribute to family life.

Engaging fathers in child and family services

Bridget Tehan and Myfanwy McDonald
CAFCA Practice Sheet— September 2010

Provides ideas for practitioners and policy-makers about how to increase engagement of fathers in child and family services and programs.

Family Relationships Quarterly No. 12

AFRC Newsletter No. 12 — May 2009

Articles on barriers and enablers to engaging with men from a variety of cultural backgrounds, different meanings of child-focused ideal for family

Family Relationships Quarterly No. 11

AFRC Newsletter No. 11 — March 2009

Articles include culturally responsive family dispute resolution, children's understandings of post-separation decision making about them


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