Skip to main content
Email Print Share

It is important to design programs and policies that encourage positive father involvement.

Father reading to children.


Fathers who are positively involved in their children's lives may help their children avoid the declines in cognitive performance that are often evidenced in children living in poverty. These findings demonstrate the importance of designing programs and policies that encourage positive father involvement.

Credit: Center for Research on Culture, Development and Education

Special Restrictions:
For NSF web use specific to this research and NSF internal use only

General Restrictions:
Images and other media in the Multimedia in the News section of the NSF Multimedia Gallery are not for use by the public without permission from the copyright owner listed in the credit.

Images credited to the National Science Foundation, a federal agency, are in the public domain. The images were created by employees of the United States Government as part of their official duties or prepared by contractors as "works for hire" for NSF. You may freely use NSF-credited images and, at your discretion, credit NSF with a "Courtesy: National Science Foundation" notation. Additional information about general usage can be found in Conditions.

Related story: Pathways to Academic Success