Not all children are living with the fathers or having the fathers in their life. The research about 'the absence of the father" show that father plays the significant factors in the success or failure of children. Here are why:
Education: The research shows that the fatherless children are twice as likely to drop out of school. Also, the children whom fathers involve in the school are getting mostly A's.
Poverty: Fatherless children are five time likely poor. 7.8 percent of children in married-couple families were living in poverty, compared to 38.4 percent of children in female-householder families. A child with a nonresident father is 54 percent more likely to be poorer than his or her father.
Infants and Early Childhood: Infant mortality rates are 1.8 times higher for infants of fatherless than for who have fathers. The children are living with both parents are less likely have the disorders.
Incarceration: The youth in the absence father family had significant higher chance of incarceration than those in both parents family. The youth in single parent family are also have higher rates of drinking, and smoking.
Sexual Activity: The teen in single mother families tend to have high risk of getting pregnancy, haven't finish high school, marrying early and the partner also haven't finish high school.
Child Abuse: children from single-parent families are more likely to be victims of physical and sexual abuse than children who live with both biological parents.
In fact, any man can be a FATHER but it takes someone special to be DAD.
Happy Father's Day to All DADS!