Understanding how social class influences fathering
Neo, Jonathan Zhong Rui
Date of Issue2017
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
With more women entering the workforce each year, the role and importance of a father as a provider has been debated. Using a qualitative approach, this paper aims to add to the growing literature of contemporary fatherhood by analysing how class affects fathering. Drawing data from in-depth interviews with lower and middle class fathers, this paper will analyse the differences that class plays in the perception, level of involvement, and parenting styles of a father. This research will indicate that middle class fathers are more involved in their children’s lives in different ways and their involvement would lead to a perpetuation of social inequality through their children.
Final Year Project (FYP)
Nanyang Technological University