WHY DO FATHERS MATTER?

Fathers’ positive involvement throughout their children’s lives can have profound effects for the good

CHILDREN

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

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COGNITIVE AND SOCIAL SKILLS

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SELF-ESTEEM

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HAPPINESS

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STRESS TOLERANCE

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RESILIENCE

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DEPRESSION

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BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS

WOMEN

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ECONOMIC EQUALITY

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RELATIONSHIP SATISFACTION

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SAFE AND COMFORTABLE BIRTHS

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RISK OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION

MEN

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HEALTH-SEEKING BEHAVIORS

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COMMUNITY CONNECTEDNESS

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SELF-ESTEEM

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

ECONOMY

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5% U.S. GDP GROWTH IF WOMEN PARTICIPATED IN THE LABOR MARKET AT THE SAME RATE AS MEN