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Using longitudinal data to explore how fathers’ involvement affects children’s educational outcomes

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Fathers and Longitudinal Research Panel – Timescapes 10 Festival, 13 September 2022 (online), chaired by Professor Anna Tarrant, University of Lincoln

Helen will present a paper that discusses how the use of longitudinal data in the PIECE project allows her to explore individual trajectories and levels of change in relation to fathers’ involvement, and the impact this has on children’s educational achievements through primary school. She will also be joined by Professor Esther Dermott, Professor Tina Miller and Dr Georgia Phillip. 

The Timescapes 10 Festival is a major celebration of advances in qualitative longitudinal methods through a mixture of international symposia, panel sessions, video provocations, sandpits, and demonstrator events. Jointly run through the Timescapes Archive and the National Centre for Research Methods, the Timescapes 10 Festival celebrates ten years since the conclusion of the original Timescapes programme of research. Register here.

British Sociological Association conference (online)

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Does fathers’ childcare involvement affect children’s educational attainment in the first year of primary school in England?

Conference presentation – 21st April 2022

Helen and Rose presented the initial findings from their analysis exploring the association between paternal and maternal involvement, and attainment in the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile at age five.

For further details about the conference, see here

European Sociological Association Conference (online)

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What Influences Paternal Childcare Involvement From Nine Months To Eleven Years Post Birth In The UK?

Conference presentation – 2nd September 2021

Helen presented a paper that shows how our measures of paternal childcare engagement were derived using survey data from the Millennium Cohort Study. We use these measures to explore what influences paternal engagement from nine months to eleven years post-birth. The presentation reflects on some of the first findings from this analysis.

We will use these measures in our forthcoming analysis to explore how they might affect children’s educational outcomes.

You can download the presentation slides here.

International Women’s Day Podcast: Gender inequalities in work and care

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8th March 2021

Leeds University Business School

Professor Jennifer Tomlinson (University of Leeds) speaks to Helen about her research on what enables or hinders fathers’ childcare involvement, and how ways of working and caring in a child’s pre-school years sets up a pattern of caregiving that persists as the child grows older. Helen reflects on her earlier research and introduces this new project on father involvement and children’s education.

For more details, see here.

Listen to the podcast here.

Paternal Childcare Involvement and its Effects on Children’s Primary School Education

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28th May 2021

Centre for Research on Families, Life Course and Generations (FLaG) – Work in Progress workshop, University of Leeds:

Helen presented the project plans to FLaG members in a work in progress workshop chaired by Professor Sarah Irwin (one of the project’s advisory board members). Questions around the mechanisms behind fathers’ parenting as well as accounting for cultural factors and school context in our analysis were issues that were discussed.

Workshop slides here.