8 May 2018
In Britain, most fathers-to-be go with their partner to routine antenatal appointments and ultrasound scans, and are there for the births of their children.  But not much is known about how they experience maternity services. So we have developed this survey alongside our friends at Fathers Network Scotland, because we want to hear from dads about their recent experiences of maternity services across Britain. The results will provide midwives and others with vital information to help them make the most of expectant and new fathers’ support for their partner and child. So...we need as many new dads (whose first child was born during the last five years) as possible to fill in the survey.  The closing date is 31 May, and the results will be published in time for Father’s Day on 17 June 2018. 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.