Nonresidential Fatherhood in Canada

Nonresidential Fatherhood in Canada

Nonresidential Fatherhood in Canada

Nonresidential Fatherhood in Canadas

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Référence bibliographique [19966]

Strohschein, Lisa. 2017. «Nonresidential Fatherhood in Canada ». Canadian Studies in Population, vol. 44, no 1-2, p. 16-27.

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«In addition to estimating the prevalence of nonresidential fatherhood in Canada, this study highlights the shortcomings of an address-based approach to family. […] A final goal was to establish whether the known correlates of nonresidential fatherhood in other studies could also be observed in the Canadian population.» (p. 19)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«Les données proviennent du sondage LISA [Longitudinal and International Survey of Adults] 2012. L’analyse est limitée aux pères ayant des enfants de moins de 19 ans (N=3 592).» (p. 16)

Instruments :
Questionnaire

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique

3. Résumé


«Results indicated that 17.4 per cent of Canadian fathers met the criteria for nonresidential fatherhood. This estimate places Canada in the middle of pack—far below the 26.9 per cent reported in the U.S. but well above the rate of 8.4 per cent reported in Australia. [Futhermore], this study reveals how an address-based approach can be blind to instances of family complexity. In most large-scale surveys, scholars have too narrowly focused on family relationships within a selected household. In doing so, they overlook questions that make it possible to identify family members who reside elsewhere. Such was the case in the current study, where approximately one in seven (13.7 per cent) nonresidential fathers met the criteria for living in an intact household.» (p. 23) Moreover, «in assessing the social and demographic correlates of nonresidential fatherhood in Canada, the results of this study correspond with what researchers have discovered elsewhere. In particular, the current study found that nonresidential fathers had attained lower levels of education, reported less income, and were more likely to be outside a marital union than were co-residential fathers.» (p. 23) Il est à noter que cet article comprend quelques statistiques sur la proportion de pères non-résidentiels (''nonresidential fathers'') habitant au Québec.