Many children are born to young unwed parents in the United States. This social problem affects society as well as the young unwed parents and their families. The researcher sought to investigate why young unwed African American fathers were not involved in their children's education. This led the researcher to attempt to determine whether the stereotype that young unwed African American fathers are not involved in their children's lives was accurate. Therefore, this study examined some of the legal, social, educational, and economic factors that young unwed African American fathers may be experiencing. Data were gathered from 21 young unwed African American fathers identified through a local community center in Louisville, Kentucky. The data was analyzed using mixed methods (quantitative and qualitative). The findings were that young unwed fathers encounter problems with their children's mothers, the legal system, and lack of employment. However, despite the barriers young unwed fathers are still interested and involved in their children's lives. In this study the information generated by the research differs from the stereotype that young unwed African American fathers are not involved with their children. There is very limited assistance for young unwed African American fathers compared to young unwed African American mothers. The researcher included suggestions to assist the young unwed African American fathers.Avadawn Hargett and I am an Education Doctoral student at Spalding University, in Louisville, Kentucky, I am working under the direction of ... My dissertation is titled: Young Unwed African American Fathers Involvement With Their Childrena#39;s Lives: Legal and other Issues ... son a packet of information on free parenting/ fatherhood and any programs that are available in the area over the next six months.
|Title||:||Young Unwed African American Fathers' Involvement with Their Children's Lives: Legal and Other Issues|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2006|