Fathers make an important contribution to the well-being of children and families. ND Compass' article this month features Sean Brotherson's discussion on father involvement. Sean E. Brotherson, PhD, is a Professor and Extension Family Science Specialist with North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. He earned his PhD in human development and family studies at Oregon State University in 2000. His work involves teaching family courses and developing educational programs for children, couples, and families.
In his research, he focuses on father involvement across diverse settings and the dimensions of generative fathering. He is the co-editor of the book
Why Fathers Count (with Joseph White) and former co-director of the Dakota Fatherhood Initiative. In this article, he discusses the issue of father involvement in family life, fathers' contribution to child well-being, and how fathers can be encouraged to give care and support their families.
A household is considered housing cost-burdened when 30 percent or more of its monthly gross income is dedicated to housing. Households headed by people younger than 25 years old are most likely to be cost-burdened by housing.
What percent of households headed by a young householder (i.e., 24 years or younger) are cost-burdened?