(AP) Role of U.S. Dads Changing

Posted by Kendall Harmon

Nearly half of American dads under 45 this Father's Day say they have at least one kid who was born out of wedlock. And the share of fathers living apart from children is more than double what it was not so long ago.

In more encouraging news, among married fathers, children are said to be getting more attention from both parents at home than ever before, according to a report from the Pew Research center that highlights the changing roles of parents as U.S. marriage rates and traditional family households fall to historic lows.

For example, college-educated men who tend to marry and get better jobs are more involved with their children than lesser-skilled men struggling to get by.

Read it all (The headline above is the one from the local paper).

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Posted June 19, 2011 at 3:00 pm

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1. Paula Loughlin wrote:

Many of those unmarried dads are unmarried because the mothers of their children refuse to get married and risk losing multiple government benefits.

June 20, 10:37 am | [comment link]

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