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Studies about the Importance of Fathers: 

Clarke-Stewart, K.A., 'And Daddy makes three: The father's impact on mother and young child', Child Development, 49, 1978, pp. 466-478.
Crawley, S.B. & Sherrod, R.B., 'Parent-infant play during the first year of life', Infant Behavior and Development, 7, 1984, pp. 65-75.
Lamb, M.E., 'Father-infant and mother-infant interaction in the first year of life', Child Development, 48, 1977, pp. 167-181.
Clarke-Stewart, K.A., 'The father's contribution to children's cognitive and social development in early childhood', in Pedersen, F.A. (ed.), The Father-Infant Relationship: 
Observational Studies in a Family Setting, New York: Preaeger, 1980, pp. 111-146.
Radin, N., 'Primary caregiving fathers in intact families', in Gottfried, A.E. & Gottfried, A.W. (eds.), Redefining Families, New York: Plenum Press, 1994, pp. 11-54.
Radin, N., 'The influence of fathers upon sons and daughters and implications for school social work', Social Work in Education, 8, 1986, pp. 77-91.
Nugent, J.K., 'Cultural and psychological influences on the father's role in infant development', Journal of Marriage and the Family, 53, 1991, pp. 475-585. 
Lamb, M.E., Frodi, A.M., Hwang, C.P. & Frodi, M., 'Varying degrees of paternal involvement in infant care: Attitudinal and behavioural correlates', in Lamb, M.E. (ed.), Nontraditional Families: Parenting and Child Development, Hillsdale: Erlbaum, pp. 117-137. 
Volling, B. & Belsky, J., 'The contribution of mother-child and father-child relationships to the quality of sibling interaction: A longitudinal study', Child Development, 63, 1992, pp. 1209-1222.
Gottman, J.M., Katz, L.F. & Hooven, C., Meta-Emotion: How Families Communicate Emotionally, Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1996.
Parke, R.D. & Brott, A.A.,Throwaway Dads: The Myths and Barriers That Keep Men from Being the Fathers They Want to Be, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999, pp 6-7.
Koestner, R.S., Franz, C.E. & Weinberger, J., 'The family origins of empathic concern: A 26-year longitudinal study', Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 61, 1990, pp. 586-595.
Biller, Fathers and Families, 1993.
Amato, P.R., 'Marital conflict, the parent-child relationship, and child selfesteem', Family Relations, 35, 1986, pp. 403-410.
Biller, H.B. & Solomon, R.S., Child Maltreatment and Paternal Deprivation: A Manifesto for Research, Prevention, and Treatment, Lexington, MA: Lexington, 1986.
Radin, 'Primary caregiving and rolesharing fathers of preschoolers', in Lamb (ed.), Nontraditional Families, 1982, pp. 173-208.
Sagi, A., 'Antecedents and consequences of various degrees of paternal involvement in childrearing: The Israeli Project', in Lamb (ed.), Nontraditional Families, 1982.
Biller, H.B., 'Fatherhood: Implications for child and adult development', in Wolman, B.B. (ed.), Handbook of Developmental Psychology, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982, pp. 702-725.
Radin, N., 'The role of the father in cognitive, academic and intellectual development', in Lamb, M.E., (ed.), The Role of the Father in Child Development, 2nd ed., New York: 
Wiley, 1981, pp. 379-427.
Snarey, J., How Fathers Care for the Next Generation: A Four Decade Study, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
Biller & Trotter, The Father Factor, 1994.
Barth, J.M. & Parke, R.D., 'Parent-child relationship influences on children's transition to school', Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 39, 1992, pp. 173-195.
Browne, C.S. & Rife, J.C., 'Social, personality, and gender differences in at-risk and notat-risk sixth grade students', Journal of Early Adolescence, 11, 1991, pp. 482-495.
Amato, P.R. & Booth, A., A Generation at Risk: Growing up in an Era of Family Upheaval, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1997.
Franz, C.E., McClelland, D. & Weinberger, J., 'Childhood antecedents of conventional social accomplishment in midlife adults: A 36-year prospective study', Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 60, 1991, pp. 586-595
Barkley, R.A., Hyperactive Children: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment, New York: Guilford, 1981.
Margalit, M., 'Perception of parents' behavior, familial satisfaction, and sense of coherence in hyperactive children', Journal of School Psychology, 23, 1985, pp. 355-364.
Hoffman, M.L., 'Father absence and conscience development', Child Development, 4, 1975, pp. 400-406.
Hoffman, M.L., 'The role of the father in moral internalization', in Lamb (ed.), The Role of the Father in Child Development, 2nd ed., 1981, pp. 359-378.
Mischel, W., 'Father absence and delay of gratification', Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 62, 1961, pp 116-124.
McClelland, D.C., Constantian, C.A., Regalado, D. & Stone, C., 'Making it to maturity', Psychology Today, 12, 1978, pp. 42-46.
Block, J., Lives Through Time, Berkeley, CA: Bancroft, 1971.
Appleton, W.S., Fathers and Daughters, New York: Doubleday, 1981.
Catan, L., Dennison, C. & Coleman, J., Getting Through: Effective Communication in the Teenage Years, London: Trust for the Study of Adolescence & the BT Forum, 1997.
O'Brien, M. & Jones, D., 'Young people's attitudes to fatherhood', in Moss, P. (ed.), Father Figures: Fathers in the Families of the 1990s, Children in Scotland, HMSO, 1995.
O'Brien, M. & Jones, D., 'The absence and presence of fathers: Accounts from Children's diaries,' in Bjornberg, U. & Kollind, A-K. (eds.), Men's Family Relations, Gothenburg: University of Goteborg Publications, 1996.
Lieberman, M., Doyle, A.B. & Markiewica, D., 'Developmental patterns in security of attachment to mother and father in late childhood and early adolescence: Associations with peer relations', Child Development, 70, 1999, pp. 202-213.
Amato, P., 'Father involvement and the self-esteem of children and adolescents, Australian Journal of Sex, Marriage, and Family, 7, 1986, pp. 6-16.
Cummings, E.M. & O'Reilly, A.W., 'Fathers in family context: Effects of marital quality on child adjustment', in Lamb (ed.), The Role of the Father in Child Development, 3rd ed., 1997, pp. 49-65.
Parke & Buriel, 'Socialization in the family', in Damon & Eisenberg (eds.), Handbook of 
Child Psychology, Vol. 3 Social, Emotional, and Personality Development, 5th ed., 1998, pp. 463-552.
Henggeler, S.W., Edwards, J.J., Cohen, R. & Summerville, M. B., 'Predicting changes in children's popularity: The role of family relations', Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 12, 1992, pp. 205-218.
Isley, S., O'Neil, R. & Parke, R.D., 'The relations of parental affect and control behavior to children's classroom acceptance: A concurrent and predictive analysis', Early Education and Development, 7, 1996, pp. 7-23.
Shinn, M., 'Father absence and children's cognitive development, Psychological Bulletin, 85, 1978, pp. 295-324.
Amato, P. & Gilbreth, J.G., 'Nonresident fathers and children's well-being: A metaanalysis', Journal of Marriage and the Family, 61, 1999, pp. 557-573. 
King, V., 'Nonresident father involvement and child well-being: Can Dads make a difference?', Journal of Family Issues, 15, 1994, pp. 78-96.
Furstenberg, F.F., Jr. & Cherlin, A.J., Divided Families, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1991.
Ermisch, J. & Francesconi, M., 'Patterns of household and family formation', in Berthoud, R. & Gershuny, J. (eds.) Seven Years in the Lives of British Families: Evidence on the dynamics of social change from the British Household Panel Survey, London: The Policy Press, 2000.
Blankenhorn, D., Fatherless America: Confronting our Most Urgent Social Problem, New York: Basic Books, 1995.
Popenoe, D., Life Without Father, New York: Free Press, 1996.
Horn, W.F., Father Facts, Lancaster, PA: National Fatherhood Initiative, 1995.
Baumrind, D., 'Authoritarian versus authoritative parental control, Adolescence, 3, 1968, pp. 255-272;

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