5 February 2018
The Government should review data collection on families by all publicly-funded bodies, which currently risk failing millions of children because they typically gather such weak information about fathers. That’s the recommendation of a report we launch today (5 February 2018), based on a three-year study into how information on fathers and father-figures is recorded in Britain’s ‘blue chip’ research and statistical datasets that shape research and government policy. The data on fathers who do not live full-time with their children is especially likely to be meagre or non-existent. “Where’s the Daddy?”, funded by the Nuffield Foundation, recommends that today’s diversity of fathering should be captured. Birth, adoptive and ‘step’ fathers should be differentiated, and separated fathers should be reclassified in terms of whether - and how much of the time - they live with their children. Read the full story »
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26 February 2018
This blog was published by CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), which is located at the UCL Institute of Education and brings together eight leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service. 
Campaigns »
4 July 2017
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999. 
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11 June 2017
Fathers’ Story Week is upon us – creating an opportunity for schools and early years centres to take part in an annual celebration of fatherhood, from 11-18 June 2017. 
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3 May 2017
Jeremy Davies writes: Parenting leave experts always knew that Shared Parental Leave (SPL) would disappoint. The international evidence is clear: if governments are serious about encouraging large numbers of fathers to take substantial periods of leave during the baby’s first year (as they should be if they are serious about tackling the gender pay gap and improving children’s outcomes), they need to do two things. 
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14 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: When we launched our Fairness In Families Index yesterday, our press release highlighted that ‘UK mums and dads are the worst in the world at sharing childcare’. 
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13 June 2016
Jeremy Davies writes: Today we publish the 2016 edition of our Fairness in Families Index #fairnessinfamilies, which uses a basket of measures to compare developed countries’ progress towards gender equality. 
Practice »
26 May 2016
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
External (non-FI) research »
29 October 2015
Are you (or is somebody you know) a first-time father? Researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London, are interested in exploring first-time fathers’ experiences of labour and childbirth.