Children in father-absent homes are almost four times more likely to be poor.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Children’s Living Arrangements and Characteristics: March 2011, Table C8. Washington D.C.: 2011.
Did you know that 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average. Some of the greatest evils that we face as a society such as sex and labor trafficking target these very children.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services states, “Fatherless children are at a dramatically greater risk of drug and alcohol abuse.” 75% of all adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes – 10 times the average.
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes.
[US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]– Children of single-parent homes are more than twice as likely to commit suicide.
71% of high school dropouts are fatherless; fatherless children have more trouble academically, scoring poorly on tests of reading, mathematics, and thinking skills; children from father-absent homes are more likely to be truant from school, more likely to be excluded from school, more likely to leave school at age 16, and less likely to attain academic and professional qualifications in adulthood
85% of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average.
(Fulton Co. Georgia, Texas Dept. of Correction) 70% of youths in state-operated institutions come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (U.S. Dept. of Justice, Sept. 1988)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
Daughters of single parents without a Father involved are 53% more likely to marry as teenagers, 711% more likely to have children as teenagers, 164% more likely to have a pre-marital birth and 92% more likely to get divorced themselves. Early pregnancy – 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father.
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)
Being raised by a single mother raises the risk of teen pregnancy, marrying with less than a high school degree, and forming a marriage where both partners have less than a high school degree.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)