Findings and Publications

Selected study outputs including presentations and outputs can be found on this page. We will update this page regularly as the project progresses.

Briefing Papers:

Briefing Paper One – COVID-19 and Young Fathers:
Negotiating ‘earning’ and ‘caring’ through the COVID-19 crisis: change and continuities in the parenting and employment trajectories of young fathers 

Tarrant, A., Way, L. and Ladlow, L. (2020) Negotiating ‘earning’ and ‘caring’ through the COVID-19 crisis: change and continuities in the parenting and employment trajectories of young fathers, Briefing Paper One

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Briefing Paper Two – COVID-19 and Young Fathers:
From social isolation to local support: Relational change and continuities for young fathers in the context of the COVID-19 crisis

Tarrant, A., Ladlow, L. and Way, L. (2020) From social isolation to local support: Relational change and continuities for young fathers in the context of the COVID 19 crisis, Briefing Paper Two

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Briefing Paper Three – COVID-19 and Young Fathers:
Supporting at a distance: the challenges and opportunities of supporting young fathers through the COVID-19 pandemic

Tarrant, A., Way, W. and Ladlow, L. (2021) Supporting at a distance: the challenges and opportunities of supporting young fathers through the COVID-19 pandemic, Briefing Paper Three

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The Diverse Dads Collaborative (2021) Researching inclusive support for (young) fathers, A community-led study, Full Project Report

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The Diverse Dads Collaborative (2021) Researching inclusive support for (young) fathers, A community-led study, Recommendations for Services (4 page summary)

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Publications

House of Lords Parliamentary Inquiry on youth unemployment

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NCRM Telephone Methods Toolkit

The pandemic has prompted many social scientists to rethink their research methods and adapt to researching in ways that accommodate social distancing rules. Telephone interviews offer a remote route to fieldwork but their value for researchers extends beyond the pandemic. This toolkit considers the role of telephone interviewing in qualitative research and the advantages and challenges of this method and attendant practical and ethical questions. We provide practical reflections around how to address the challenges associated with telephone interviews and draw on examples from current research.

NCRM Telephone Methods Toolkit

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Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way

This project was foundational to the development of the Following Young Fathers Further proposal. The project was funded for a year from May 2016 by the Leeds Social Sciences Institute and was awarded £15,000 to continue work with young fathers.

The project built on the findings from the ESRC funded Following Young Fathers (FYF) study, and related findings and analysis of the FYF data from the affiliated Men, Poverty and Lifetimes of Care (MPLC) study. As a practitioner led study it involved collaboration between local and national organisations who were original partner organisations of Following Young Fathers.

The project consisted of three interrelated work packages that broadly sought to extend and improve policy and practice with young fathers nationally; to increase recognition of the multiple challenges faced by young fathers; and to provide them with increasing opportunities to engage in advocacy and collective support.

Two open access reports were produced; one that captures the main project approaches and outcomes and one that summarises existing literature concerning practice and policy approaches to support for young fathers.

Tarrant, A. and Neale, B. (2017) Supporting Young Fathers in Welfare Settings: An Evidence Review of What Matters and What Helps, Responding to Young Fathers in a Different Way: Evidence Review.

Tarrant, A. and Neale, B. (2017) (eds.) Learning to Support Young DadsResponding to Young Fathers in a Different Way: Project Report.

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Are the kids alright? Being a young father during the Covid-19 crisis

Are the kids alright? Being a young father during the Covid-19 crisis

Linzi Ladlow, Laura Way and Anna Tarrant Covid-19 has exposed and heightened deep inequalities in our society. Social class , , and shape the ways people are experiencing the crisis. Here we consider these intersections, with a spotlight on young fathers and their families.

Capturing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the family relationships of young fathers

Capturing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the family relationships of young fathers

In this blog, the team reflect on their ongoing research and on capturing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the family relationships of young fathers. The COVID-19 pandemic is impacting on all our lives, albeit in markedly different ways. A frequently over-looked population, especially in family research, are young fathers.

Presentations

Following Young Fathers Further – This presentation describes the evolution of the project idea for Following Young Fathers Further. Reflections are also provided about the key ingredients that were required for developing a successful research proposal.

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