Patriot Post: The Epidemic of Fatherless Boys

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Boys who have an absent father are less likely to graduate college, more likely to idle in their 20s, and more likely to go to jail.

Our Mark Alexander has practically made a career of advocating for fatherhood, warning many times over the years of the societal ills caused by absentee fathers. Tim Goeglein of Focus on the Family agrees:

A recent research brief by Brad Wilcox and his colleagues at the Institute for Family Studies (IFS) on how the lack of an involved father impacts boys verifies the effects of that “dad-shaped” hole on boys.

In the brief, Wilcox reports that the percentage of boys living in homes without a biological father has almost doubled since 1960 — from 17 percent to 32 percent — resulting in an estimated 12 million boys growing up without a biological dad. …

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