Father Absence + Involvement | Statistics

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.
(2017. U.S. Census Bureau. Data represent children living without a biological, step, or adoptive father.)

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The premier reference manual for anyone interested in promoting responsible fatherhood and being a great dad, Father Facts 7 is the most comprehensive father absence and father involvement research available in one publication.

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