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April 17, 2008

Dads Matter

Filed under: Parents — Neil @ 9:51 pm

Kurt posted the following stats on his blog:

63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes–U.S. D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census
85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes–Center for Disease Control
80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes–Criminal Justice and Behavior, Vol. 14, p. 403-26
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes–National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools
70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes–U.S. Dept. of Justice
85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home–Fulton County Georgia jail populations & Texas Dept. of Correction

Translated, this means that children from a fatherless home a
5 times more likely to commit suicide
32 times more likely to run away
20 times more likely to have behavioral disorders
14 times more likely to commit rape
9 times more likely to drop out of school
10 times more likely to abuse chemical substances
9 times more likely to end up in a state operated institution
20 times more likely to end up in prison

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