Overall only one-third of children living apart from their fathers see their dad as often as once a week.For the children of a failed marriage, the numbers are hardly better.
Three-fifths of unwed fathers whose children are aged two or younger see their children regularly.
But by the time the children reach the age of seven and a half, less than one quarter of all unwed fathers still see their children frequently.
In 1900 only 8.5 percent of children were born outside of marriage in America.
Sixty years later, that number had only barely changed to 9% of children born out of wedlock.
Children born out of wedlock are 700% more likely to be poor than children from their married counterparts.
In fact, welfare dependency is 1700 percent more likely for children born out of wedlock than for those born to their married parents.
When a father is not in the, home the paternal relationship deteriorates rapidly.
Sixty-nine percent of children who live with their fathers report a good relationship with them, but only 36% of children with an absent father say they have a good relationship with their dads.
Child abuse is 33 times higher if a single mother is cohabiting with a boyfriend.
Historically, poverty has stemmed primarily from fathers being unemployed or underpaid.