The Swamp Hermit's Report

Trouble in the nanny state

Posted in Democrats, Liberalism by Karmi on March 14, 2013

Trouble in the nanny state:

It would be hard to make the case that fast food, plastic bags and cigarettes do more damage than single motherhood.

  • Controlling for socioeconomic status, race and place of residence, the strongest predictor of whether a person will end up in prison is that he was raised by a single mother.
  • At least 70 percent of juvenile murderers, pregnant teenagers, high school dropouts, teen suicides, runaways and juvenile delinquents were raised by single mothers.
  • A study back in 1990 by the Progressive Policy Institute showed that, absent single motherhood, there would be no difference in black and white crime rates.
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