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List of Contributors. Preface._ 1. The Role of The Father: An Introduction (M. Lamb & S. Tamis-LeMonda). 2. Two dimensions of Fatherhood: A history of fthe good dad/bad dad complex (H. Pleck). 3. African-American and African Caribbean fathers: Level, quality, and meaning of involvement (J. Roopnarine). 4. Latino Fathers: Unchartered territory in need of much exploration (N. Cabrera & C. Garcia-Coll). 5. Social Science and public policy perspectives on fatherhood in the E.U. (M. O'Brien). 6. Fathering in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean Cultures: A Review of the Research Literature (D. Shwalb, et al.). 7. Fathers in non industrial cultures (B. Hewlett). 8. Fathers in family context: Effects of marital quality and marital conflict. (E. Cummings, et al.). 9. Paternal involvement: Levels, sources, and consequences (J. Pleck & B. Masciadrelli). 10. The development and significance of father-child relationships in two-parent families (M. Lamb & C. Lewis). 11. Fathering and children's peer relationships (R. Parke, et al.). 12. The effects of divorce on fathers and children: Nonresidential fathers and stepfathers (P. Amato & J. Sobolewski). 13. Fathers in fragile families (S. McLanahan & M. Carlson). 14. Gay fathers (C. Petterson). 15. Fathers in violent homes. (G. Holden & T. Barker). 16. Intervention: Changing the nature and extent of father involvement (B. McBride & M. Lutz). 17. The impact of Workplace practices on father involvement (G. Russell & C. Hwang). Author Index. Subject Index._