National Catholic Register

Culture of Life

The Dad Beat

BY John Lilly

June 25-July 1, 2006 Issue | Posted 6/26/06 at 10:00 AM


A new study by the National Center for Health Statistics shows that 28 million men in the United States have children under 19 years of age, and three-quarters of those men live with their children. Of those, 81% play with their kids daily and 74% eat with their kids. Those numbers come as good news, given a plethora of earlier studies showing a strong correlation between readily accessible fathers and emotionally healthy children.

Source: Forbes, May 31