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1) 43% of US children live without their father [US Department of Census]

2) 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes. [US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]

3) 80% of rapists motivated with displaced anger come from fatherless homes. [Criminal Justice & Behaviour, Vol 14, pp. 403-26, 1978]

4) 71% of pregnant teenagers lack a father. [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services press release, Friday, March 26, 1999]

5) 63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes. [US D.H.H.S., Bureau of the Census]

6) 85% of children who exhibit behavioral disorders come from fatherless homes. [Center for Disease Control]

7) 90% of adolescent repeat arsonists live with only their mother. [Wray Herbert, "Dousing the Kindlers," Psychology Today, January, 1985, p. 28]

8) 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. [National Principals Association Report on the State of High Schools]

9) 75% of adolescent patients in chemical abuse centers come from fatherless homes. [Rainbows f for all God's Children]

10) 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions have no father. [US Department of Justice, Special Report, Sept. 1988]

11) 85% of youths in prisons grew up in a fatherless home. [Fulton County Georgia jail populations, Texas Department of Corrections, 1992]

12) Fatherless boys and girls are: twice as likely to drop out of high school; twice as likely to end up in jail; four times more likely to need help for emotional or behavioral problems. [US D.H.H.S. news release, March 26, 1999]



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      Daisy Shkolnik wrote Jun 16, 2008
    • It’s important that we appreciate our father’s and what they have done for us.  Those of us who have fathers are so fortunate to have our dad’s in our life, and Father’s Day allows us to show our appreciation for them.  I hope everyone enjoyed their father’s day.



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      Beverly Mahone wrote Jun 16, 2008
    • I totally agree with you ohdaz05.  I had a wonderful father and wouldn’t have traded him for anything in the world.  It’s just sad that many children today aren’t being afforded the same opportunity to have a loving father who is IN THE HOME.



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      Kendal wrote Jun 17, 2008
    • These staggering statistics are very upsetting. I am so lucky to have had an amazing father in my life, and my heart goes out to those people that do not have a fatherly figure or paternal support in their lives.



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