Children of SMHs
Children from single-mother households (SMHs), compared to children of two-parent families where the father is present, are more likely to go to prison by twenty times, to commit suicide by five times, to commit murder by eight times, to have behavioral problems by twenty times, to become rapists by fourteen times, to run away by thirty-two times, to abuse chemical substances by ten times, to drop out of high school by nine times, to be seriously abused by thirty-three times, to be fatally abused by seventy-three times, to be one tenth as likely to get A's in school, and to have a seventy-two percent lower standard of living [per Lenore Weitzman]
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Not even transfers of wealth from men who earn it to women who don't, through massive social spending programs like welfare, AFDC, HUD, food stamps, WIC, CAPTA, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, Department of Education,"child support", family law courts, the ten fold increase in prison spending, and $1.5 trillion in federal taxation, was able to reduce the social pathology surrounding SMHs by even a tenth of a percent. In fact, as welfare spending skyrocketed under The Great Society, poverty increased from eleven to fifteen percent, a failure of collossal proportions but one which is indicative of all the other federal failures. None of this was necessary before SMHs increased in number so greatly, and none of it will be necessary after they are outlawed.
Feminists lie about the cause of this social pathology then blame it on poverty. David Blankenhorn sets them straight in Fatherless America by noting that social pathology doesn't follow poverty, but rather both poverty and social pathology follow fatherlessness. Children who grow up with fathers aren't subjected to this social pathology, whether or not they live in poverty. Children who grow up fatherless are subjected to this social pathology, whether or not they live in wealth.
Fatherless children don't commit all of the crime, cause all of the social problems, undermine all of our institutions, nor are they responsible for 100% of our economic problems. But they are more likely than children raised in families to exhibit those pathologies, and because the rate of fatherlessness increased from less than six to almost forty percent in the last four decades, they are responsible for 100% of the increase in these problems. For example, 60 million Americans who grew up or are now growing up in SMHs commit murder at a rate of 23.4 per 100k population, which is 20.6 murders per 100k population greater than children reared in families (2.8/100k). Solely because 22% of the population grew up fatherless, there are now an additional 12,360 murders per year, 62% of all the murders.
Had the entire population grown up with fathers, the nation's murder rate would have been 2.8 per 100,000 population, equivalent to 1959, before the increase in the rate of fatherlessness began in earnest. SMHs are thus directly responsible for an extra 12,360 murders each year.
Compare this to the $20 billion per year cost of MADD's drinking and driving campaign which allegedly saves 1,000 lives per year from drunk drivers. Just the reduction in the murder rate resulting from outlawing SMHs would save 12 times as many lives as the most liberal estimate of the number of lives saved by MADD.
Per Shurtleff, the average mortality rate of a 45-54 year old married American man is 9.3 deaths per 1,000 men, which means that 9.3 of every 1,000 men of his age and marital status die each year. If their mortality rate didn't increase later in life, all 1,000 men would have died in 108 years. The mortality rate for single men in this age group is twice as high, 17.8 deaths per 1,000, so all 1,000 of them would have died in 56 years, and the mortality rate for divorced men is 2 /12 times higher, 23.2 deaths per 1,000, so all 1,000 of them would have died in 43 years.
Thanks entirely to feminism, forty three million American men of marriageable age remain unmarried today where they are subject to an average 11.2 per 1000 higher mortality rate than if they were married, which causes the premature deaths of almost half a million American men and a quarter of a million American women.
Third National Incidence Study of Child Abuse and Neglect (NIS-3)
Ratio of Child Abuse, Single-mother Households vs. Families
Comparing Table 5-2, Page 5-11 of the NIS-3 data for the incidence of child abuse in single-mother households to that in families demonstrates the correlation with the outcome of child social pathologies documented by Dr. Daniel Amneus in The Case For Father Custody cfc.htm
While child discipline is not considered by either source, there could be no worse form of child abuse than to fail to discipline a child enough to cause him to become a criminal and/or be imprisoned later on in life.
Including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 46 times as
many children die in SMH's (10,200/year) than die by guns (220year http://www.nsc.org/lrs/statinfo/af8.htm#H ), and 24 times as many as die in non-SMHs (420/year).
There are 230 million guns, 40 million non-SMHs, and only 28 million SMHs, so the proper
comparison is 36.4 deaths per 100,000 SMHs, 0.1 deaths per 100,000 guns, and 0.0275
per 100,000 non-SMHs. More than 83% or 183 of the 220 children killed by guns
last year were killed in the 28 million SMH's, and 37 in the 40 million non-SMHs.
This is a gun fatality rate of 0.1925 children per 100,000 SHMs versus 0..0275 per 100,000
non-SMHs. Children are thus 7 times more likely to die from guns in SMHs than in
non-SMHs, and 364 times more likely to die from all causes in an SMH than from guns.