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Feckless Fathers

Duration: 03:33

Frank Field - MP and prominent welfare thinker discusses 'feckless fathers'. Keith who is an absent father to eight children with different mothers who has difficulty even remembering all their names, is interviewed. Research is outlined linking absent fatherhood to poverty and a general decline in the life chances of the child through the rest of their life.

Available since: Fri 14 Dec 2012

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Panorama Britain's Missing Dads

Are actively involved dads becoming an endangered species in some parts of Britain?

First broadcast: 17 Jan 2011

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