Not all ‘solo parents’ are female—there are more than 20,000 dads in New Zealand who raise their children mostly on their own. We know nothing about this family type. Father & Child has now made a start and released a study on fathers who raise young children entirely on their own. By Harald Breiding-Buss
Posts tagged with "Single Fathers"
In time for Fathers Day this year we have completed our study on fathers who raise young children with no or very little input by the children’s mother. This is a usually forgotten and quite ‘invisible’ family type that seems to engage little with the communities they live in. For more detail and the full […]
Motherless Girls A growing body of research warns about the effects of fatherlessness on girls: premature sexual experimentation, low self-esteem, and increased risk of eating disorders are amongst them. But we know nothing about motherless children. Census figures suggest that about 13,000 New Zealand girls—and 16,000 boys— of all ages grow up mainly or only […]