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Understanding fatherhood and father involvement in South Africa: insights from surveys and population cohorts

Understanding fatherhood and father involvement in South Africa: insights from surveys and population cohorts
Understanding fatherhood and father involvement in South Africa: insights from surveys and population cohorts
Calls for research on men’s roles in families in sub-Saharan Africa, especially as fathers, and for greater efforts to engage men in family-based interventions and policy requires detailed data on family functioning, parenting and parenthood. However, in resource poor countries within the region few family or birth cohort studies have been conducted and household and population-based studies continue to be the main sources of empirical data about families. In this brief report, we review the data on fathers and father involvement collected in South Africa (e.g., national household surveys, household panel surveys, demographic surveillance systems, birth cohort)
and suggest ways to improve ongoing empirical data collection efforts.
1537-6680
257-273
Hosegood, Victoria
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Madhavan, Sangeetha
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Hosegood, Victoria
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Madhavan, Sangeetha
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Hosegood, Victoria and Madhavan, Sangeetha (2012) Understanding fatherhood and father involvement in South Africa: insights from surveys and population cohorts. Fathering, 10 (3), 257-273. (doi:10.3149/fth.1003.257).

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Calls for research on men’s roles in families in sub-Saharan Africa, especially as fathers, and for greater efforts to engage men in family-based interventions and policy requires detailed data on family functioning, parenting and parenthood. However, in resource poor countries within the region few family or birth cohort studies have been conducted and household and population-based studies continue to be the main sources of empirical data about families. In this brief report, we review the data on fathers and father involvement collected in South Africa (e.g., national household surveys, household panel surveys, demographic surveillance systems, birth cohort)
and suggest ways to improve ongoing empirical data collection efforts.

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Published date: 2012
Additional Information: Funded by Wellcome Trust: Establishing high-resolution electron cryo-microscopy in Edinburgh (087658/Z/08/Z) Father involvement and its impact on men's health in a South African population with high AIDS mortality (082599/Z/07/A)
Organisations: Social Statistics & Demography

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Local EPrints ID: 348989
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/348989
ISSN: 1537-6680
PURE UUID: 37045b4a-adf8-46e8-bc42-59b8266a4329
ORCID for Victoria Hosegood: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2244-2518

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Date deposited: 22 Feb 2013 15:12
Last modified: 17 Jul 2019 00:43

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