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This review discusses fatherhood in Cameroon in the context of anthropological, sociological, and psychological literature. With a focus on the family, the review examines the image and role of the father, the division of labor by gender, and the changing value of the Cameroonian father. The review notes that Cameroonian culture assigns the bulk of family subsistence work to women and siblings. While this culture sanctions the father's authority over the family and its resources, it fails to specify his child care role. Evidence for the effects of father presence on children is preliminary, and considerable work remains to be done. (Contains 30 references.) (Author/KB)

Descriptors: Children, Cultural Influences, Fathers, Foreign Countries, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Responsibility, Parent Role, Sex Differences, Well Being

National Center on Fathers and Families, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, 3700 Walnut Street, Box 58, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6216. Tel: 215-573-5500; Fax: 215-573-5508; e-mail: mailbox[at]ncoff.gse.upenn.edu. For full text: http://www.ncoff.gse.upenn.edu.









Author: Nsamenang, A. Bame

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=7543&id=ED454984



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