MSW Event: Social Policies, Fathers, and Child Well-Being
Speaker: Rutgers School of Social Work Associate Professor Lenna Nepomnyaschy
Half of children in the US will spend some time living apart from their biological father and this is particularly true for children of fathers with less than a college education. Fathers are a key source of financial and non-financial support and their involvement contributes to child well-being. However, economic changes over the last several decades have made it more difficult for lower-educated men to support themselves and their families. In this session, we will discuss the social and economic policies that can promote or inhibit nonresident fathers’ economic prospects and their children’s well-being.