Father Time: The Social Clock and the Timing of Fatherhood

Authors: Goldberg, W.

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Men's biological clocks may not be ticking loudly, but what about the social clock? Are there benefits to being in-step with social norms for the timing of parenthood? In a clear and accessible style, this book examines the advantages and disadvantages of early, on-time, and delayed first fatherhood. The book includes a foreword by Ross D. Parke.

About the authors

Wendy A. Goldberg is a Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior in the School of Social Ecology and in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine, USA. She has studied fathers and fatherhood for over 30 years and has published numerous scholarly articles and an edited volume about fathers and about the transition to parenthood.

Reviews

“Wendy Goldberg … examines the timing of fatherhood exploring the impact of this important life stage on men’s lives. … This book has given me a fresh perspective on the role of fathers and what influences them, which will impact on my work with families. … because this is a sound piece of research into an understudied area I think it makes an important contribution to the literature.” (Jo Allen, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Vol. 15, December, 2015)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Men in Transition

    Goldberg, Wendy A.

    Pages 1-18

  • Is There a Social Clock for Men?

    Goldberg, Wendy A.

    Pages 19-27

  • Why Do Men Want to Become Parents?

    Goldberg, Wendy A.

    Pages 28-40

  • The Inner Self: Identity, Well-being, and Personality Characteristics of Expectant and New Fathers

    Goldberg, Wendy A.

    Pages 41-65

  • Couple Time: Marital Quality and the Timing of Fatherhood

    Goldberg, Wendy A.

    Pages 66-80

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $105.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-37271-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Father Time: The Social Clock and the Timing of Fatherhood
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-37272-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137372727
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-37271-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 232
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