Thursday, July 21, 2011
A tale of two different fathers has emerged in America: Those who regularly participate in their children's everyday lives and those who live apart from their kids, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center.
"On the one hand, fathers who live with their kids seem to be far more actively involved with their kids than they were 50 years ago," says Gretchen Livingston, the lead author of the Pew study.
"But at the same time, the share of dads living apart from their children has more than doubled" since 1960.
Now, roughly one out of every four fathers lives separately from a child, meaning 20.3 million children don't have a dad in their house.
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