From API’s Communications Team
A University of Maryland study shows that, more than marriage, involving the father during the prenatal period leads to a stable family life.
The Fragile Families Child Well Being Study, published in the December 2008 Journal of Marriage and Family, found that fathers involved during pregnancy were significantly more likely to remain involved in raising their child at age three.
The study shows that an emotional investment in fatherhood is, not surprisingly, more important than getting married without a sense of real commitment.
To read the entire article go to www.newsdesk.umd.edu/sociss/release.cfm?ArticleID=1805.