GTranslate

Happy Father’s Day: Fathers and children’s self-esteem

PDF versionPDF version

The results of a longitudinal study show the impact of paternal death on children’s self-esteem. Photo: World Bank

On Sunday, many fathers around the world received cards and gifts from their children in celebration of Father’s Day. But fathers who have been following the academic and policy debates in the development community may feel somewhat exasperated that the role of men in the household and of fathers in raising children gets so little mention. It is the role of mothers that generally takes the spotlight; but what about fathers?