Why Fathers Matter – Dr Anna Machin | Modern Wisdom 680 – YouTube

Dr Anna Machin dispels the damaging myths used to expel fathers from their children’s lives in an interview with Chris Williamson.

“Anna Machin is an evolutionary anthropologist at Oxford University, a researcher into the role of fatherhood across time and an author. The modern world has made dads surplus to requirements in many ways. The deadbeat dad is such a meme in sitcoms and cartoons now that it’s no surprise men don’t feel they have a role in child rearing. But just how important are fathers to the development of boys and girls? And what don’t we know about their impact?”