This report of a workshop reflects discussions concerning the role of fathers and public policy. Discussions center around understanding the factors that facilitate or inhibit fathers; participation in programs designed to support their families, as well as to document and integrate what is known about the effects of family and economic support policies on fathers' involvement with their children. Workshop discussions also center around identifying the mismatches between the knowledge base and assumptions embedded in public polices and making recommendations for research to better inform family and economic support policies. A number of program descriptions are provided to illustrate the important roles of fathers. Workshop agenda is provided. Numerous references.
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