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Fathers, work and families in twenty-first century Britain

Father with children
Researchers: Svetlana Speight
Published: June 2013

Aim

Alongside the University of East Anglia, we are finding out about fathers and how their roles are changing. This landmark project will examine the role of 21st century fathers at home and in the world of work.

Latest findings on how parents' relationships affect fathers' interaction with their children are downloadable from the Modern Fatherhood website.

For further information about this study and its findings please visit theĀ Modern Fatherhood website

Methodology

This study is funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative and will draw on data from four pre-existing large-scale survey series:

Although principally focused on fathers in the UK, the study also examines how the realities of fatherhood vary across Europe.

View briefing papers on the Modern Fatherhood website