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UWM Researcher Discusses Young Fathers In Age Of Unwed Parenthood

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(From left) Tom Luljak with Paul Florsheim, a professor of community and behavioral health promotion at UWM.

If you're married and have children, you know how challenging it is to be a both a good partner and a good care giver to your kids. Imagine having to do that parenting on your own. That's the norm for many in America today where 40% of the babies are born to unwed parents.

On this edition of UWM Today, we talk to a UWM researcher who has been studying ways of getting fathers more involved in raising their child. Paul Florsheim is a professor of Community and Behavioral Health Promotion in UWM’s Zilber School of Pubic Health. Florsheim is co-author of a new book, Lost & Found: Young Fathers in the Age of Unwed Parenthood.

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Tom Luljak is the vice chancellor of University Relations and Communications at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee. In addition to directing the university's communication programs, Luljak serves as an associate lecturer in UWM's Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, teaching courses in corporate communications and sports marketing.