fatherless households Archives - The Good Men Project
Alas, there’s a documentary about the Bowden family coming out, so there was Bobby on Mike & Mike, discussing the problem of football recruits growing up in fatherless households in just about the most insensitive manner you could imagine:
The Effects of Fatherless Households
To claim ownership of our communities and our collective destiny, we must take responsibility for our children. The statistics on fatherless households are mind-blowing. Too many of our children are without a positive male influence in their lives, and too many of us remain inactive in the face of that reality. This episode of “From The Bottom Up” profiles one man with the will and the desire to change our reality.
Federal statistics show an alarming long-term growth in the proportion of children living in fatherless households. Research has shown the negative effects on children and society of living without fathers.
Ideas, of course, have consequences. And the consequences of this idea have been as profound as they have been disastrous. Almost 75 percent of American children living in fatherless households will experience poverty before the age of eleven, compared to only 20 percent of those raised by two parents. Children living in homes where fathers are absent are far more likely to be expelled from or drop out of school, develop emotional or behavioral problems, commit suicide, and fall victim to child abuse or neglect. The males are also far more likely to become violent criminals. As matter of act, men who grew up without dads currently represent 70 percent of the prison population serving long-term sentences.Federal statistics show an alarming long-term growth in the proportion of children living in fatherless households. Research has shown the negative effects on children and society of living without fathers.