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Fathering and Poverty: Uncovering Men's Participation in Low-Income Family Life

Anna Tarrant


This monograph reports on pioneering research from the ‘Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care’ (Leverhulme Trust, 2014-2018) study. It addresses questions concerning the routine care responsibilities of men in low-income localities and the resources and constraints that affect how they ‘do’ family and care on an everyday basis. Drawing on a mix of ethnographic, photographic and interview data generated with twenty-six men in different generational positions living in a Northern city in England, the relational dynamics of low-income family life are examined. The central thesis is that while policy ... More

Keywords: Fathering, family participation, gender, kinship care, low-income families, poverty, young fathers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781447345510
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447345510.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anna Tarrant, author
University of Lincoln