Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
Print version ISSN 0103-863X
On-line version ISSN 1982-4327
SOUZA, Carmen Lúcia Carvalho de and BENETTI, Silvia Pereira da Cruz. Contemporary fatherhood: review of academic production between 2000 and 2007. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2009, vol.19, n.42, pp.97-106. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2009000100012.
This study aimed to verify the incidence of national and international studies on fatherhood between 2000 and 2007 indexed in the following databases: LILACS, SciELO, Web of Science, MEDLINE, Redalyc. A total of 2205 articles were identified and 353 were analyzed regarding year of publication, country, method and thematic. Results reveal significant national and international production with the USA, England and Brazil presenting outstanding positions. It was verified that fatherhood is an important topic to understand family relations and essential issue in the implementation of public policies to support families in different contexts.
Keywords : fatherhood; parents; family; men.