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Young Dads and Disadvantage

“Young Dads and Disadvantage,” released in February 2014, was prepared by intern Dan Simon relying on research by IRP affiliates and other sources (see fact sheet source list for complete reference information). Especially helpful were IRP affiliate and Professor Lawrence Berger’s IRP webinar, “Disadvantaged Men as Fathers”; Professor David Pate’s Focus article, “The Life Circumstances of African American Fathers with Children on W-2: An Ethnographic Inquiry”; the introduction to the special issue of The ANNALS, “Young Disadvantaged Men: Fathers, Families, Poverty, Policy: An Introduction to the Issues,” by Professors Timothy Smeeding, Irwin Garfinkel, and Ronald B. Mincy; and a slide presentation and report, “Holding Child Support Orders of Incarcerated Payers in Abeyance,” by Jennifer L. Noyes, Maria Cancian, and Laura Cuesta. Special thanks go to Professor Berger for his review of this fact sheet and helpful suggestions.


Child Poverty, Child Support, Children, Education & Training, Education & Training General, Employment, Family & Partnering, Incarcerated Parents, Incarceration, Justice System, Labor Market, Low-Wage Work, Multiple-Partner Fertility, Unemployment/Nonemployment


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