STATISTICS ON FATHERHOOD
There is a father absence crisis in America
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 19.7 million children, more than 1 in 4, live without a father in the home. Consequently, there is a father factor in nearly all social ills facing America today.
There are 2.7 million children with a parent in prison or jail. Ninety-five (95%) of all inmates will eventually be released. Ninety-two percent (92%) of parents in prison are fathers. Most—2 out of 3 inmates—will reoffend and be back in prison
Having a parent who is incarcerated is now recognized as an “adverse childhood experience” (ACE), which is different from other ACEs because of the trauma, stigma, and shame it inflicts on children.
Individuals from father absent homes are 279% more likely to carry guns and deal drugs than peers that live with their father.
(2017. U.S. Census Bureau. Data represent children living without a biological, step, or adoptive father.)
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