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Father Involvement in the First Year of Life: Associations with Maternal Mental Health and Child Development Outcomes in Rural Pakistan

Social Science & Medicine

Maselko et al. (2019)

We observed a protective pattern of association between 3-month father involvement and 6-month child socioemotional development. There was also a trend toward greater father involvement/being temporary non-resident predicting lower levels of maternal depression.

Keywords: Child development; Father involvement; LMIC; Maternal depression; Mental health.
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