Tucker Carlson unpacked the correlation between the decline in American men with the disappearance of fathers from homes in the latest installment of his “Men in America” series.
The series segments, which have aired Wednesdays in March on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight, have focused on what Carlson calls a “crisis” facing American males, looking into how boys are being raised in America and how absent parenting has been impacting them.
In the third part of “Men in America, Carlson specifically looked at the role fathers play in the growth of young boys to manhood as well as the impacts of marriage on the family.
Statistics covering the period from 1960 to 2016 reveal a “stunning” change to family structure that the Fox News host admits are typically only seen in wartime.
There are a lot of reasons why men are falling behind in this country. But a look at the numbers reveals one statistic that tracks the decline of American men almost precisely over time: The disappearance of fathers. Tune in to part 3 of our series “Men in America” next! #Tucker
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 22, 2018
“Having a father at home is a sign of affluence. But it is also a cause of affluence, especially for boys,” Carlson explained. “Boys who grow up with a father at home earn much more as adults. Boys who grow up alone with their mothers tend to earn less. They also have more disciplinary problems in school. They read less, and less well. They’re less likely to graduate high school or go to college. They are more likely to be unemployed and to live in poverty.”
Carlson noted that these and many other statistics are borne out by multiple studies over time and “hold true over geography and ethnic groups.”
He also noted how changes in culture have affected marriage and family in the U.S. and how fatherlessness as a subject is rarely, if ever, brought up by Democrat lawmakers.
“If you care about reducing poverty, you would talk about it. A lot. But they don’t, ” he said, pointing out how unwed mothers are a “critical part of the Democratic coalition.”
Carlson also spoke with guest Dr. Warren Farrell about fatherhood and marriage.
The author of “The Boy Crisis” elaborated on how the lack of fathers in homes has affected growing boys both socially and academically, noting even how almost all ISIS recruits are fatherless boys.
Kibbe on Liberty dug deeper into The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It” several weeks ago and the video has received more than 16M views.
(Note: A correction has been made on the name of Carlson’s guest, Dr. Warren Farrell)