Audio recording, PSA
Parents and families are facing new challenges, but one thing hasn’t changed: the importance of dads being involved in their children’s lives. The NRFC is proud to release a series of new PSAs that encourage fathers to show their “#Dadication” by making time for their kids, even when parenting isn’t easy.
Listen as Harold, one of the featured fathers in our #Dadication campaign shares his commitment to his children and family.
Dr. Armon Perry is a Professor in the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville, Kentucky, and also Project Director of the 4 Your Child fatherhood program. He began his career as a social worker helping children and families involved in the child welfare system.
In this DadTalk podcast, he talks about his decision to earn his doctorate in order to help prepare new social workers to better engage with fathers, and how he obtained funding for the 4 Your Child program and a supplemental co-parenting component.
The conversation focuses primarily on preliminary findings…
Armin Brott is the author of The Expectant Father and a syndicated newspaper column (Mr. Dad); he also hosts two syndicated radio shows, including one on Armed Forces Radio.
In this wide-ranging conversation, he talks about the portrayal of fathers in literature, paternity leave, the experience of becoming a parent, what to expect as a new dad, and how moms and dads are both important in the lives of their children.
He offers advice on dealing with divorce, co-parenting and step-parenting, and talks about work he is doing to help social services’ staff do a better job of engaging…
We explore the links between social capital and labor market networks at the neighborhood level. We harness rich data taken from multiple sources, including matched employer-employee data with which we measure the strength of labor market networks, data on behavior such as voting patterns that have previously been tied to social capital, and new data – not previously used in the study of social capital – on the number and location of non-profits at the neighborhood level. We use a machine learning algorithm to identify potential social capital measures that best predict neighborhood-level…
This paper examines the extent to which children enter into occupations that are different from their father’s occupation, but require similar skills, which we call task following. We also consider the possibility that fathers are able to transfer task specific human capital either through investments or genetic endowments to their children. We show that there is indeed substantial task following, beyond occupational following and that task following is associated with a wage premium of around 5% over otherwise identical workers employed in a job with the same primary task. The wage premium…
Paternal incarceration has consistently been linked with aggression and acting-out in children, yet mechanisms underlying these behavioral problems remain unclear. Identifying these paths is essential for understanding how incarceration contributes to intergenerational disadvantage and determining how best to mitigate these collateral consequences for children. This article tests the extent to which changes incarceration imposes on children’s families after incarceration fill this important gap. Two key findings emerge from structural equation models using the longitudinal Fragile Families…
The negative effects of incarceration on child well-being are often linked to the economic insecurity of formerly incarcerated parents. Researchers caution, however, that the effects of parental incarceration may be small in the presence of multiple partner fertility and other family complexity. Despite these claims, few studies directly observe either economic insecurity or the full extent of family complexity. We study parent-child relationships with a unique data set that includes detailed information about economic insecurity and family complexity among parents just released from prison.…
The structure of marriage and child-rearing in U.S. households has undergone two marked shifts in the last three decades: a steep decline in the prevalence of marriage among young adults, and a sharp rise in the fraction of children born to unmarried mothers or living in single-headed households. A potential contributor to both phenomena is the declining labor-market opportunities faced by males, which make them less valuable as marital partners. We exploit large scale, plausibly exogenous labor-demand shocks stemming from rising international manufacturing competition to test how shifts in…
Print/Outdoor Ads, PSA
To inspire and support fathers everywhere, the Ad Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse launched a series of print public service advertisements (PSAs) to encourage dads to recognize the critical role fathers play in their children’s lives through something as simple as a dad joke. These media files can be used for billboards, magazine placements, and bus shelter PSAs. This print PSA features a girl laughing with the tagline, "This moment brought to you by dad."
Print/Outdoor Ads, PSA
To inspire and support fathers everywhere, the Ad Council, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse launched a series of print public service advertisements (PSAs) to encourage dads to recognize the critical role fathers play in their children’s lives through something as simple as a dad joke. These media files can be used for billboards, magazine placements, and bus shelter PSAs. This Spanish-language print PSA features a young girl smiling with the tagline, "#ChistesDePapa."