The Importance of Fatherhood
Projected Adults in the US Raised in Homes Without Their Fathers
5.8 million would be less likely to graduate from High School.
7.1 million would be more likely to engage in hard drug use.
9.3 million would be more likely to smoke.
10.4 million would be more likely to be convicted of a crime.
14.1 million would be more likely to have sex before the age of 17.
15.6 million would be more likely to have used government programs
18.3 million would be more less likely to graduate from college.
The importance of fatherhood and the role fathers play in the lives of their children has not always been fully appreciated by society, the courts and social service organizations. Mothers and fathers give different but equally important things to their children, who need both to be fully engaged throughout their upbringing to have the best chance of being successful in life.
The Dads’ Resource Center was established to help make sure that fathers in divorced or separated families have this opportunity.