Who are Nonresident Fathers?: Demographic Characteristics of Nonresident Fathers.

Year Published
2012
Author (Individual)
Stykes, Bart.
Author (Organization)
National Center for Family and Marriage Research.
Resource Type
Other
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Approximately 27% of fathers report having at least one biological, nonresident child 18 or younger, according to estimates from the most recent round (2006-2010) of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), a nationally representative survey of men and women aged 15-44.This profile presents a demographic portrait of nonresident fatherhood by describing the characteristics of nonresident fathers (15-44). Supplemental comparisons of nonresident fathers versus other men (15-44) without a nonresident child are also discussed. Findings indicate: Black men are significantly more likely than any other racial/ethnic group to be nonresidentFathers, men reporting higher educational attainment (at least some college experience) are significantly less likely to report having a nonresident child, levels of nonresident fatherhood are similar among the least educated men, and one-fifth of currently cohabiting men are nonresident fathers, making cohabiting men the most likely to be nonresident fathers. 3 figures. (Author abstract modified)

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