Tragically, fatherlessness recreates itself

Maxwell, Bill
September 1996
Headway;Sep96, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p7
Focuses on the impacts of fatherlessness on girls in the United States. Prevalence of teen pregnancies in unmanned households; Entry into illicit relationships; Recreation of the state of fatherlessness by fatherless teenage girls.


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