Fathers, marriage and the law

Ros Pickford
22nd Sep 1999

This study examines issues around fatherhood and marriage, and in particular looks at the implications of the difference in legal status between married and unmarried fathers.

Through questionnaires and interviews, it explores a wide range of issues from the father's perspective, including why some parents choose to marry while others do not, and whether there are any differences between the two groups.

It looks at what fathers know about the legal implications of their choice, and what their views are on the difference in legal status between married and unmarried fathers. It looks, too, at unmarried fathers' experience of the legal procedures necessary to acquire Parental Responsibility for their children. The report concludes with an assessment of the policy implications of the author's findings.

Downloads

Downloads