Fathers’ parenting before and after separation: free evening seminar from the Social Research Association

By Nuffield Foundation

Levels of separation and divorce continue to rise, with almost half of children born today likely to experience parental separation.

There is great concern about how to help fathers to stay involved in their children’s lives. 

In this seminar Tina Haux presents her analysis of Millennium Cohort Study data, showing a link between fathers’ parenting before and after separation, which has been funded by the Nuffield Foundation. This helps to explain post-separation contact patterns, and gives policymakers evidence of the importance of work-life balance policies which encourage fathers to be more involved in the care of their children from an early age.

Tina Haux is a lecturer in Social Policy at the University of Kent, with research interests in family policy, with particular reference to parenting and lone parents, social security and evidence-based-policy making. 

The seminar will be chaired by Caroline Bryson, of Bryson Purdon Social Research. Much of her work focuses on the experience and effect of family separation, as well as the impact of policies and interventions affecting separated families.

The seminar is being held in central London on 11 June from 17.00 to 18.00. You must register in advance on the Social Research Association website.

By Nuffield Foundation

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