chapter  1
10 Pages

Men's Changing Roles in Marriage and the Family

Times are changing. Family roles are changing. But, of all family role changes perhaps the most significant changes are occurring in fathers' roles (Russell, 1983). Even in the conservative small city where I live it was not surprising to read in the local newspaper a few months ago the following announcement: "Cub scouts and their dads will compete in a cake cook-off at the Hershey Elementary School at 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22. No mothers may assist in the project ... ''