Failing Our Fathers

Failing Our Fathers

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Maligned as qdeadbeat dadsq or sexually and financially irresponsible inner-city fathers and overlooked in discussions of poverty and family policy, economically vulnerable nonresident fathers are a greatly misunderstood population. Failing Our Fathers summarizes the most recent quantitative and qualitative research, and undertakes new analyses to fill in important gaps, to produce a comprehensive picture of who these fathers are, what types of relationships they have with their families and children, and the challenges they face meeting what their loved ones and taxpayers expect from them. The great majority of these men see their children on a regular basis, despite the financial, legal, and extra-legal barriers they face. Besides requiring fathers to support their children, we must enable them to do so by supplementing their earnings and supporting their co-parenting, in ways that parallel how we require and enable vulnerable single mothers to support their children. The book lays out specific reforms required to achieve this goal as well as tips for those resources for economically vulnerable nonresident fathers.a€œAnd the judge came up with this arbitrary $1, 000.00 that he thought that I should bring in to prove that Ia#39;m trying to pay my child support. Well, therea#39;s no way I was going to be able to bring $1, 000 in a threeweek period or whatever it was by the next court date. And so I brought in like whatever I could scrape up. It was like $90 or something along with paycheck stubs and things like that that showed that I had worked, and I had been paying and trying. And he wouldna#39;t a€”he didna#39;t look atanbsp;...

Title:Failing Our Fathers
Author: Ronald B. Mincy, Monique Jethwani, Serena Klempin
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2014-12-01

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