A study of teenage dads in the north of England

26 September 2011

TEENAGE DADS IN THE NORTH OF ENGLAND: A LONGITUDINAL, QUALITATIVE STUDY

As part of the Young Lives and Times project within Timescapes (University of Leeds http://www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk/) the Following Fathers study is intensively tracking a group of twelve teenage fathers over time.

Following Fathers explores early fatherhood as part of the life journeys of the young men who become fathers during their teenage years: their histories, family backgrounds and aspirations. The aim is to produce in-depth knowledge about the life chances of young fathers and their children for professional practice and policy by using qualitative longitudinal research methods.

To read the first report about this group: ‘Following Fathers: the lived experience of teenage parenting over time’ click here: http://www.timescapes.leeds.ac.uk/assets/files/Policy%20Conference%202011/paper%202.pdf.

For more information about this work contact:

Dr Carmen Lau Clayton
Research Fellow
School of Sociology and Social Policy
Woodhouse Lane
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel: 0113 3433225
Email: C.Lau-Clayton@leeds.ac.uk

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