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Educational Attainment and Positive Father Involvement

When fathers are involved in their children’s education children were more likely to get A’s, enjoy school, and participate in extracurricular activities and less likely to have repeated a grade.

Source: Fathers’ Involvement in Their Children’s Schools. National Center for Education Statistics. Washington DC: GPO, 1997.

Children whose fathers share meals, spend leisure time with them, or help them with reading or homework do significantly better academically than those children whose fathers do not.

Source: Cooksey, Elizabeth C. and Michelle M. Fondell. “Spending Time with His Kids: Effects of Family Structure on Fathers’ and Children’s Lives.” Journal of Marriage and the Family 58

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