Postprint version. Published in Gender and Development, Volume 5, Issue 2, June 1, 1997, pages 31-40.
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The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/741922351.
Fathers and men in families represent one of the most important resources for children’s well-being. Social services, including development interventions in the South, have hitherto failed to take into consideration the major role of men in families, and its effects on women, on children, and on the men themselves.