chapter  6
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Effects of Paternal Involvement on Fathers and Mothers

In the last two decades, average levels of paternal involvement in childcare have increased significantly (Lamb, Pleck, Charnov, & Levine, in press) , albeit more slowly than many in the media would have us believe. Most professional discussions of these secular changes have focused on the effects of increased paternal involve­ ment on children. In this brief chapter, we discuss the l ikely effects of increased paternal involvement on mothers and fathers .