Men are ushered into fatherhood when their partners give birth, and likewise they are driven to be more or less involved through constraints imposed by other people. This dissertation asked why some fathers are more involved with their children than others and finds that not only fathers themselves, but also their parents, their partners, and their children can all drive involvement, as can men’s social class and national context.

P.A. Dykstra (Pearl) , R. Keizer (Renske)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
This thesis was prepared within the European Research Council funded project “Families in Context” under the grant agreement no. 324211.
Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS)

Ory, B. (2019, September 5). Drivers and Barriers of Involved Fatherhood : Family characteristics, social class, and country context. Retrieved from