Single Fathers and Household Production and Consumption: Their Story, and Their Children's

Little attention has been paid in consumer research to the household consumption and production issues concerning many emerging household types: single parents, step-families, second families, and gay and lesbian households. One problem is their relative scarcity or at least difficulties in their identification. The emergence of the use of qualitative data collection procedures has generated insightful studies, but these are privy to criticisms as well. For example, in the case of single-parent studies, there is question as to whether the parent’s story is biased. This paper investigates the convergence of fathers’ and children’s perspectives of single-father household lived experiences.


Robert Harrison and James Gentry (2007) ,"Single Fathers and Household Production and Consumption: Their Story, and Their Children's", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8, eds. Stefania Borghini, Mary Ann McGrath, and Cele Otnes, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 401-403.


Robert Harrison, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
James Gentry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA


E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 8 | 2007

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