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Engaged Fatherhood for Men, Families and Gender Equality

Healthcare, Social Policy, and Work Perspectives

  • This book is open access, which means that you have free and unlimited access

  • This open access book presents a novel multidisciplinary perspective on the importance of fatherhood for families and gender equality

  • Focuses on an integrated perspective on social as well as organizational policies for supporting fatherhood

  • Includes insights into the cultural and practical barriers to elevating fatherhood

Part of the book series: Contributions to Management Science (MANAGEMENT SC.)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. Launching a Cross-disciplinary and Cross-national Conversation on Engaged Fatherhood

    • Marc Grau Grau, Hannah Riley Bowles
    Pages 1-12Open Access
  3. Health and Wellbeing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. The Role of Fathers in Child and Family Health

      • Michael W. Yogman, Amelia M. Eppel
      Pages 15-30Open Access
    3. The Impact of Fatherhood on Men’s Health and Development

      • Milton Kotelchuck
      Pages 63-91Open Access
    4. Steps in Developing a Public Health Surveillance System for Fathers

      • Clarissa D. Simon, Craig F. Garfield
      Pages 93-109Open Access
  4. Social Policy

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 139-139
    2. Fathers and Family Leave Policies: What Public Policy Can Do to Support Families

      • Alison Koslowski, Margaret O’Brien
      Pages 141-152Open Access

About this book

This aim of this open access book is to launch an international, cross-disciplinary conversation on fatherhood engagement. By integrating perspective from three sectors—Health, Social Policy, and Work in Organizations—the book offers a novel perspective on the benefits of engaged fatherhood for men, for families, and for gender equality. The chapters are crafted to engaged broad audiences, including policy makers and organizational leaders, healthcare practitioners and fellow scholars, as well as families and their loved ones. 


  • Gender Equality
  • Fatherhood Policies
  • Organizations
  • Social Policy
  • Family Health
  • Family Wellbeing
  • Open Access

Editors and Affiliations

  • Women and Public Policy Program Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, USA

    Marc Grau Grau

  • Joaquim Molins Figueras Childcare and Family Policies Chair Universitat Internacional de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

    Marc Grau Grau

  • IESE Business School, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain

    Mireia las Heras Maestro

  • HKS Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), Cambridge, USA

    Hannah Riley Bowles

About the editors

Marc Grau-Grau is a Research Fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), and a researcher and coordinator of the Joaquim Molins Figueras Childcare and Family policies Chair and lecturer at the Faculty of Education at the International University of Catalonia (UIC). Marc Grau has a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Edinburgh, a Master in Political and Social Sciences from University Pompeu Fabra, and a degree in Business Administration from ESADE Business School. His research appears in academic publications, such as Organization, Journal of Family Issues, or Journal of Business Research among others. His research interests focus on fatherhood involvement, work-family balance, and flexible policies.

Mireia Las Heras is a Professor in the Managing People in Organizations Department at IESE Business School, where she is the Director of the International Center for Work and Family (ICWF). She is an Industrial Engineer by training, holds an MBA from IESE Business School, and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Boston University. She has widely published and researched on Work Family issues around the World in high impact journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management Journal and Journal of Business Research among others. She has coedited five research books. She loves Social media and is rather active, especially in Linkedin. She uses Instagram to showcase her passion for drawing and photography. She has her own podcast (in Spanish): Excelencia y Trabajo

Hannah Riley Bowles is the Roy E. Larsen Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and co-directs the HKS Women and Public Policy Program (WAPPP). She is a leading expert on gender in negotiation, focusing on the role of negotiation in career advancement and the management of work-family conflict. Her research appears in academic publications, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, and Psychological Science. Her research has been featured in major news media, such as ABC News, National Public Radio, the New York Times, and Washington Post. She has a DBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a BA from Smith College.

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Buying options

Softcover Book USD 49.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)