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Paternal involvement in childcare: how can it be classified and what are the key influences. / Norman, Helen.

In: Families, Relationships and Societies, Vol. 6, No. 1, 03.2017, p. 89-105.

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Norman, Helen. / Paternal involvement in childcare: how can it be classified and what are the key influences. In: Families, Relationships and Societies. 2017 ; Vol. 6, No. 1. pp. 89-105.

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