Who are fathers?

Family breakdown means that there is a growing number of fathers who don’t live with their children. Who are these non-resident fathers and what is their relationship like with their children?  

5% of men have a non-resident child

Key facts and figures

The vast majority off fathers, 87%, who don’t live with their children continue to have contact with them.

Most non-resident fathers, 81%, report a close relationship with their non-resident children.

Latest outputs

Fathers: a new policy agenda

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.

Fathers in different family contexts

Presentation slides / 3 Jul 2014

Presented at the Modern Fatherhood: Fathers, Work and Families in twenty-first century Britain seminar on Thursday 3rd July 2014 at the Institute of Education.    

Fatherhood in the UK: What do we know about non-resident fathers?

Presentation slides / 23 Apr 2014

Presented at the BSA conference on the 23rd April 2014.

Non-resident fathers

Briefing paper / 20 Nov 2013

A nationally representative profile of non-resident fathers: who they are and the relationships they have with their children.

Non-resident fathers – tables

Tables / 20 Nov 2013

Tables to accompany the ‘What do we know about non-resident fathers?’ briefing paper.

Who are today’s fathers?

Briefing paper / 15 Jun 2013

We examine the different definitions of fatherhood and how they relate to biological and social fatherhood. We look at all types of fathers, including those who don’t live with their children and lone fathers.

Fathers, work & families

Presentation slides / 15 Jun 2013

These slides introduce the aims of our study and our key findings in regards to modern day fatherhood, fathers’ working patterns and their involvement in family life.

Who are today’s fathers? – tables

Tables / 15 Jun 2013

Tables to accompany the ‘Who are today’s fathers?’ briefing paper.