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The Determinants of Father Involvement and Connections to Children’s Literacy and Language Outcomes: Review of the Literature

Marriage & Family Review

Varghese et al. (2016)

Fathers’ education, income level, residence status, and relationship with the child's mother were indirect factors associated with children's literacy and language outcomes. Fathers also made unique, direct contributions to their children's literacy and language outcomes through the use of complex language, engagement in reading and writing activities, and responsive parenting behaviors.

Keywords: Early literacy and language; Family literacy; Father involvement; Parenting.
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