The Fathers and Sons Program Policy Study is designed to gain a more comprehensive understanding of public policies related to assisting fathers, especially nonresident fathers, fulfill their parenting responsibilities.
It goes beyond the realm of traditional fatherhood policy issues to highlight innovative policies that strengthen the role of fathers in families. The main objectives of this study are to systematically examine local, state, and federal policies that address responsible fathering, develop easily accessible dissemination tools to inform fathers about relevant policies, and suggest recommendations for new fatherhood policies based on identified gaps in this area.
The study was funded by the Gerald Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Ann Arbor from 2010 to 2011.
Fathers and Sons Policy Study, 2010-2011
Funded by the Center for Public Policy in DIverse Societies
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
University of Michigan
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