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Author: Rauf, Tamkinat
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1. Torche, Florencia
Rauf, Tamkinat
The Transition to Fatherhood and the Health of Men
Journal of Marriage and Family published online (23 October 2020): DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12732.
Also: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jomf.12732
Cohort(s): NLSY97
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing, Inc. => Wiley Online
Keyword(s): Alcohol Use; Fatherhood; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Modeling, Fixed Effects; Weight

Objective: This study examines the impact of fatherhood on diverse health behaviors and outcomes among a representative sample of Millennial men in the United States.

Method: The NLSY97 longitudinal survey and a battery of novel fixed effects models are used to identify the consequences of paternity on diverse health outcomes, controlling for selectivity based on unobserved characteristics and unobserved trajectories of men who become fathers and accounting for heterogeneity of effects.

Results: Becoming a father induces weight gain and a decline in self‐reported health, but reduces alcohol consumption. Effects on weight and alcohol use varied across strata defined by race and education, but changes in self‐reported health were consistent across sub‐groups.

Bibliography Citation
Torche, Florencia and Tamkinat Rauf. "The Transition to Fatherhood and the Health of Men." Journal of Marriage and Family published online (23 October 2020): DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12732.