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Population Europe Inter-Faces: Michaela Kreyenfeld

An interview with Michaela Kreyenfeld (Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research) on fatherhood.

Questions:

1. My former partner and I split up some years ago, but I am still very involved in the upbringing of our child. However, I often feel that separated fathers have quite a bad image – what is the reality in Europe?

2. What are the main factors that influence the level of contact a father has after a separation?

3. To what extent can policies and legal frameworks influence the behaviour of fathers?

4. How likely is it that separated fathers will have more children with a new partner?

The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”.