THE NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
(there IS no "fatherlessness problem")
AND JUST WHAT IS A "FATHER" ?
QUASI-MARITAL CHILDREN: THE COMMON LAW'S FAILURE IN PRIVETTE AND DANIEL
CALLS FOR STATUTORY REFORM, by The Honorable Chris W. Alterbernd
Florida State University Law Review
FATHERS AND FATHERLESSNESS
by Michael Flood, Research Fellow, The Australia Institute
The Deliberate Construction of
FAMILIES WITHOUT FATHERS: IS IT AN OPTION
by Nancy D. Polikoff
"[T]he belief that a child can have several fathers (a phenomenon called partible paternity) is quite common, says anthropologist Stephen Beckerman of Pennsylvania State University in University Park. About 24% of the Barí children and 63% of the Aché children had more than one cultural "father," and all of the fathers offered the children food gifts and protection. Such children had a survival advantage, Beckerman reports, noting that "80% of the children with secondary fathers survived to age 15, compared to only 64% of the children with a single father." Thus, "partible paternity is a poke in the eye for the bargain hypothesis."
ATTACHMENT 101 FOR ATTORNEYS:
Implications for Infant Placement Decisions
by Eleanor Willemsen and Kristen Marcel
REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
by Terry Arendell
"... Just add Dad, the magic ingredient.
It's hard to know where wishful thinking becomes deliberate deception. But this argument, advanced by the fathers' rights movement, is like saying that, since Mercedes Benz owners make more money than people who drive Hyundais, you will become wealthy if you buy a Mercedes..."