Some Divorce Statistics For Men

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"90% of divorced fathers have less than full access to their children."   [Jonathan M. Honeycutt, Ph.D.(c), M.P.A., I.P.C. Director of Research, Clinical & Consulting Psychotherapist, National Institute for Divorce Research, Panama City, Florida.]

37.9% of fathers have no access or visitation rights.   [Census Bureau P-60, #173, Sept 1991, p. 6, col. II, para. 6, lines 4 & 5.]

Two years after divorce, 51% of children in sole mother custody homes see their father once a year, twice a year, or never.   [Guidubaldi, 1989; Guidubaldi, 1988; Guidubaldi, Perry, & Nastasi, 1987.]

70% of divorced fathers felt that they had too little time with their children. Very few of the children were satisfied with the amount of contact with their fathers.   [Mary Ann Kock & Carol Lowery, "Visitation and the Noncustodial Father," Journal of Divorce, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 54.]

42% of adult children of divorce report their mother tried to keep them from seeing their father, 25% to 40% of mothers admit to this, up to 75% of fathers report it. Twice the non-compliance with court-ordered child support.   [Cathy Young, Ceasefire!, Free Press, 1999, p. 209, who cites five studies for these figures.]

11% of married mothers value their husband's input for handling problems with their children. Teachers & doctors rated 45%, and close friends & relatives rated 16%.   [EDK Associates survey of 500 women for Redbook Magazine, published November 1994, p. 36.]

67% of married mothers "seemed threatened by the idea of equal participation [in child care]."   [Genevie and Margolies, The Motherhood Report, pp 358 - 359. Cited by Cathy Young in Ceasefire!, New York: Free Press, 1999, p56.]

50% of divorced mothers do not value the father`s continued contact with his children. 20% actively sabotage meetings.   [Joan Kelly & Judith Wallerstein, Surviving the Breakup, Basic Books, ISBN 0-465-08345-5, p. 125]  

90% of father disengagement is caused by obstruction of access by a custodial parent anxious to break the father-child ties.
 [Kruk, 1992, cited by Prof. John Guidubaldi in his Minority Report and Policy Recommendations of the US Commission on Child & Family Welfare, US Code Citation: 42 USC 12301, 1996. The same cause had been identified by Braver, Wolchik, & Sandler, 1985, without an incidence rate.]

40% of custodial mothers self-report interfering with visitation to punish the father.   [Braver et al p. 449, "Frequency of Visitation by Divorced Fathers; Differences in Reports by Fathers and Mothers.", American. Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 1991. col. II, lines 3-6.]

Mothers may prevent visits to retaliate against fathers for problems in their marital or post-marital relationship.
 [Seltzer, Shaeffer & Charing, Journal of Marriage & the Family, Vol. 51, p. 1015, November 1989.]

42% of fathers do not see their children at all after divorce   [Frank F. Furstenberg, Jr. and Christine Winguist Nord, "Parenting Apart," Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 47, No. 4, Nov., 1985.].

The former spouse (mother) was the greatest obstacle to more frequent contact with the children.   [James Dudley, "Increasing Our Understanding of Fathers who Have Infrequent Contact with their Children," Family Relations, Vol. 4, p. 281, July 1991.]

"The continued involvement of the non-custodial parent in the child's life appears crucial in preventing an intense sense of loss in the child... The importance of the relationship with the non-custodial parent may also have implications for the legal issues of custodial arrangements and visitation. The results of this study indicate that arrangements where both parents are equally involved with the child are optimal. When this type of arrangement is not possible, the child's continued relationship with the non-custodial parent remains essential."
 [Rebecca L. Drill, Ph.D.,"Parenting Apart," Journal of Marriage and the Family, Vol. 47, No. 4, Nov., 1985.].

"In summary, 30% of the children in the present study experienced a marked decrease in their academic performance following parental separation, and this was evident three years later. Access to both parents seemed to be the most protective factor, in that it was associated with better academic adjustment . . . Moreover, data revealed that non-custodial parents (mostly Fathers) were very influential in their children's development . . . These data also support the interpretation that the more time a child spends with the non-custodial parent the better the overall adjustment of the child."
 [L. Bisnaire, Ph.D.; Firestone, Ph.D., D. Rynard, MA Sc., "Young Adult Children of Divorced Parents: Depression and the Perception ofLloss," Harvard University. Journal of Divorce, Vol. 10, # 1 / 2, Fall/Winter 1986.]

43% of U.S. children live without their father   [U.S. Department of Census.]
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It's obvious you put a lot of work into that and did your research.  Thank you so much for doing that and for sharing bro!~

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Ditto that. Awesome.

I've started to keep a file with all that kind of information in it for arguing. I've copied that into my notes. Thanks.

It also advances the argument that men should be given custody since they are less likely to interfere with visitation and in turn damage the child.
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It also advances the argument that men should be given custody since they are less likely to interfere with visitation and in turn damage the child.

Unfortunately the Feministas already have arguments in place for these stats.

Ya Know! "The grinding maw of the patriarchy."
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