FRPN Research Brief: Coparenting and Low-Income Fathers' Satisfaction with Parenting

Jul 2015 | Ethan Levine, Rebecca Kaufman, Colin Hammar and Jay Fagan

One of the most important relationships in families with children is the coparenting relationship, which involves the ways in which adults work together in their roles as parents. The quality of coparenting support is particularly important for nonresidential fathers, who may not have access to their children without mothers’ (or other coparents’) cooperation. For this reason, many fatherhood programs promote healthy coparenting as a means of encouraging active and engaged father-child relationships. This brief reviews new findings on low-income nonresidential fathers' views of coparenting and satisfaction with their relationships with their children.

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