Complicated Families and Men's Involvement with Coresidential Children

Karen B. Guzzo, Kutztown University

Recent research has highlighted multipartnered fertility and coresidential children as negatively related to nonresidential father visitation, but there has been little consideration of the opposite scenario: whether nonresidential father visitation, stepchildren, and multipartnered fertility affect involvement with coresidential children. Using the National Survey of Family Growth and focusing on fathers with biological coresidential children under 5 (n=649) and ages 5-18 (n=658), this research examines whether the frequency of interaction with coresidential children is affected by multipartnered fertility, coresidential stepchildren, and interaction with nonresidential children.

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Presented in Session 180: Fathers and Their Children