Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

Fatherless America: Confronting Our Most Urgent Social Problem

David Blankenhorn

Harper Perennial, 1996 - 336 pages

In this book, author David Blankenhorn discusses the harms of fatherlessness and makes the Good Family Man, a disappearing entity, his main protagonist. He writes: "Fatherless is the most harmful demographic trend of this generation. It is the leading cause of declining child well-being in our society. It is also the engine driving our most urgent social problems, from crime to adolescent pregnancy to child sexual abuse to doemstic violence against woment. yet, despite its scale and social consequences, fatherlessness is a problem that is frequently ignored or denied. Epecially within our elite discourse, it remains a problem with no name."

Subjects: Fatherhood, Institute Hall of Fame, Family

More by: David Blankenhorn

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