Study: Hawaii fathers some of the best in nation

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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.

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