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Fatherlessness, a National Health Crisis

More than 24 million children live in a home without the physical presence of a father. Millions more have dads who are physically present, but emotionally absent. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic worthy of attention as a national emergency.
33% of kids in the U.S. (24.7 million children ) live absent their biological father, according to U.S. Census Bureau
39% of students in grades 1 through 12 (17.7 million) live in homes absent their biological fathers
57.6% of black children, 31.2% of Hispanic children, and 20.7% of white children are living absent their biological fathers.

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