Life Without Father....When Dads Disappear Term Paper

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However, as referred to above, one central reason for absent fathers is that society in general no longer advocates a definitive role and structure for the father to adhere to. This can be related to the breakdown in norms and values in contemporary society which previously gave clear guidelines about the importance and purpose of fatherhood. In our postmodern society the norms about traditional fatherhood have been radically questioned and new models, such as the single-parent family have begun to receive acceptance.

Nevertheless, the research evidence indicates that the father plays an essential role in the psychological as well as the sociological balance of the sexes within the structure of the family. From a personal point-of-view I consider the father figure to be extremely important in the healthy development of the child. In my experience the importance of my father is undeniable and his presence provided me with the essential balance to deal with the world at an early age.

The amount of evidence that shows that the fatherless family often results in distorted and problematic child development proves the need for a father figure in the family to a great extent. I also feel that society should become more aware of this problem and the negative impact of the fatherless family.

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Hamilton-Wright, Kimberly J. "In Search of Daddy: Even in Adulthood, Fatherlessness Has Long-Lasting Effects." Black Enterprise Jan. 2004: 90.

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Kimmel, Michael S. The Gendered Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Krohn, Franklin B., and Zoe Bogan. "The Effects Absent Fathers Have on Female Development and College Attendance." College Student Journal 35.4 (2001): 598+.

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Works Cited www.questia.com/PM.qst?a=o&d=5002443487

Hamilton-Wright, Kimberly J. "In Search of Daddy: Even in Adulthood, Fatherlessness Has Long-Lasting Effects." Black Enterprise Jan. 2004: 90.

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Kimmel, Michael S. The Gendered Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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