Study: Hawaii fathers some of the best in nation

Local News

Looks like Hawaii’s dads are some of the best in the nation.

That’s according to a new study conducted by the Hawaii State Commission on Fatherhood in partnership with the University of Hawaii to get a better idea of what fatherhood looks like in our state:

Contemporary Hawaii is in many ways a much more racially, ethnically, and economically diverse society compared to the rest of the United States. Overall, fathers in Hawaii fare better than fathers nationwide in terms of education, employment, and income, and a larger percentage of fathers in the state are part of a two-parent family than nationwide.

“We do pretty well compared to the mainland. There are about 18 percent of the families that live in the State of Hawaii that are without active and involved fathers in their lives, and in the mainland it’s about 25 percent,” said Chet Adessa, chair, State Commission on Fatherhood.

However, researchers are also concerned about the rate of homeless kids living without fathers.

The commission hopes to use this information and work with local agencies on how they can help.

Read the full report here.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Video Center

Justin Cruz WX 10-18-19

Thumbnail for the video titled "Justin Cruz WX 10-18-19"

Stan Sheriff Center celebrates 25 years, UH looks toward future

Thumbnail for the video titled "Stan Sheriff Center celebrates 25 years, UH looks toward future"

Shopping safety tips after recent store crimes

Thumbnail for the video titled "Shopping safety tips after recent store crimes"

Stan Sheriff Center 25 years later

Thumbnail for the video titled "Stan Sheriff Center 25 years later"

Hawaii's Most Wanted: Isaiah Rodrigues

Thumbnail for the video titled "Hawaii's Most Wanted: Isaiah Rodrigues"

Medical Examiner resigns with hundreds of reports pending

Thumbnail for the video titled "Medical Examiner resigns with hundreds of reports pending"
More Local News