Friday, May 04, 2007

Consequences of Fatherlessness

Only one in six divorced fathers sees his children once a week or more. Almost 40 percent of children who live with their mothers haven't seen their fathers in at least a year. The bottom line is, fathers are vanishing from the social landscape, and as the following facts compiled by the National Fatherhood Initiative demonstrate, father absence has dramatic and extremely serious effects on us all:
Seventy-two percent of all teenaged murderers grew up without fathers. Sixty percent of rapists were raised in fatherless homes. Seventy percent of the kids now incarcerated in juvenile corrections facilities grew up in a single-parent environment. Fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school as their
classmates who live with two parents.Fatherless children are eleven times more likely than are children from intact families to exhibit violent behavior. Children whose fathers are absent consistently score lower than the norm in reading and math tests. Three of four teen suicides occur in single-parent families. Children who live
apart from their fathers experience more accidents and a higher rate of chronic asthma, headaches, and speech defects. Eighty percent of the adolescents in psychiatric hospitals come from fatherless homes. Compared to girls raised in homes where both parents are present, the daughters of single parents are 164 percent more likely to become pregnant before marriage, 53 percent more likely to marry as
teenagers, and 92 percent more likely to dissolve their own marriages.

A growing body of evidence establishes a high correlation between fatherlessness and violence among young men (especially violence against women). The absence of a biological father increases by 900 percent a daughter's vulnerability to rape and sexual abuse (often these assaults are committed by stepfathers or the boyfriends of custodial mothers).
Jeffery M. Leving's book: Fathers' Rights


Blogger crjoshi said...

To friend
Women delibrately ditache kids from father, telling altogher falses symphatic stories to kids
Making sour facing spreads 100 per cent rumors & attarcts public sympaty,People in india are in habit to belive women in everystage without knowing facts.
Even in child care room So called councillars cooks story with concered women that father huged chiled in such way that child suffocate. Everyone belives them
without knowing facts.
female advocates (as per my experience)never trustable.

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