Legacy of the Single Parent; 'Children without Fathers Suffer Greater Risk of Poverty, Poor Health, Physical and Sexual Abuse, Heavy Drinking and Smoking, Teenage Parenthood, Drug Misuse and Imprisonment'
Doughty, Steve, Daily Mail (London)
Byline: STEVE DOUGHTY
THE full price paid by children for the breakdown of the family was spelled out for the first time yesterday.
A new analysis showed that children who grow up without fathers suffer throughout their lives.
They face a higher chance of death as babies and in adulthood they are more likely to be unemployed, homeless, or imprisoned.
Such children are also more at risk of poverty, poor health, unhappiness and poor performance at school, sexual or physical abuse, running away from home, heavy drinking and smoking, drug-taking, falling into crime, early sex, sexually transmitted infections and teenage parenthood.
The report, which gathers together research findings on all aspects …
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Publication information: Article title: Legacy of the Single Parent; 'Children without Fathers Suffer Greater Risk of Poverty, Poor Health, Physical and Sexual Abuse, Heavy Drinking and Smoking, Teenage Parenthood, Drug Misuse and Imprisonment'. Contributors: Doughty, Steve - Author. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 16, 2002. Page number: 15. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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