Low-Income Nonresident Fatherhood: A Literature Review With Implications for Practice and Research


The emerging literature on fatherhood is contributing to the reframing of public perceptions of low-income nonresident fathers by focusing on father presence rather than absence. Insights into how and when fathers contribute to their children beyond financial support provides for a strengths-based perspective to engage fathers in services provided for their children. A review of this literature includes practice implications related to the need for: (a) father engagement training for agency staff, (b) father-friendly programs and services, (c) child support policy reform, and (d) more research on the issue of fatherhood in the 21st century.

Higgs, Emily
Gomez-Vidal, Cristina
Austin, Michael J.
Publication date: 
April 12, 2018
Publication type: 
Journal Article