Family Demographers Ask Key Questions | Are Fathers Necessary?

RedTracker| The July issue of The Atlantic focuses on the role of men in the 21st century, asking The End of Men | Is the Future a Women’s World?

Equally relevant is Pamela Paul’s short essay Are Fathers Necessary? The aim of this essay isn’t so much to refute the relevance of fathers in the lives of kids, as to focus on the available data on the role of gender in child rearing.

This research, overviewed by Judith Stacey, a professor of sociology at New York University, and Timothy Biblarz, a drmographer from the University of Southern California, consolidated the available data on the role of gender in child rearing, separating the income that fathers provide from research around their actual influence and impact on child development. Read on at The Atlantic | Are Fathers Necessary?