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Fathers Disappearing From Households Across US As #1 Dad Weeps

Nicole Hawkins‘ three daughters have matching glittery boots, but none has the same father. Each has uniquely colored ties in her hair, but none has a dad present in her life.
In her neighborhood in Southeast Washington, 1 in 10 children live with both parents, and 84 percent live with only their mother.In every state, the portion of families where children have two parents, rather than one, has dropped significantly over the past decade. Fifteen million U.S. children, or 1 in 3, live without a father, and nearly 5 million live without a mother. In 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers

People “look at a child in need, in poverty or failing in school, and ask, ‘What can we do to help?’ But what we do is ask, ‘Why does that child need help in the first place?’ And the answer is often it’s because [the child lacks] a responsible and involved father,” he said.
#1 Dad Weeps as fathers vanish from US households.

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