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invisible father

While men may be privileged in the context of paid work (for example receiving often, on average, more pay than women in equivalent roles) they may be invisible in their role as fathers. Research shows that many fathers (both married/co-habiting and post-divorce) need and desire to spend more time with children, and are often directly involved with childcare. There have been significant shifts in social understandings about fathers’ roles in relation to families and hands-on childcare. Yet...