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    Deconstructing Dad

    Hadley, Robin ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4254-7648 (2019) Deconstructing Dad. In: The Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham, pp. 47-66. ISBN 9783030043834 (hardcover); 9783030043841 (ebook)

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    Fatherhood is seen as a natural right—a transition that is the ultimate sign that a man is virile, and bestows concomitant status, rights and privileges. The demographic, social, and economic changes across the last few decades have led to increased scrutiny of parenthood. Much of the focus is on fertility trends and the impact of childlessness for women. However, although there are more childless men than childless women, there is very little research literature on the impact of male involuntary childlessness.

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