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Facts on Fatherhood

Author GreatDad Writers
Submitted 07-11-2007

The following facts on fatherhood have been provided by Street Style Positive, an organization dedicated to helping parents make a positive difference in the lives of their children.

  • Over 30,000,000 children in the U.S. do not have a father living with them and over one-third will not see their father at all in the next twelve months.
  • 90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes.
  • Over 71% of high school drop outs are from fatherless homes.
  • Young children growing up without father’s involvement are ten times more likely to be extremely poor.
  • 20,000,000 children live in single parent households. 6. 63% of youth suicides.
  • 85% of all children that exhibit behavioral disorders.
  • The majority of teen mothers come from homes without fathers;
  • 70% of juveniles in state operated institutions come from fatherless homes.
  • 85% of all youths sitting in prisons grew up in a fatherless home.