The importance of fathers

A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, is God in his holy habitation. — Psalm 68:5

“In a recent article that I read online, a clinical psychologist shared that one of the most important things missing in our world today is a father. Countless homes exist without fathers to play their important role in the home, not just as a father, but as a husband. The article cited recent research that identified that fathers play a key role in the development of a child, that even a mother cannot fulfil.”

Published by markskidmore

Mark Skidmore is Professor of Economics at Michigan State University where he holds the Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy. His research focuses on topics in public finance, regional economics, and the economics of natural disasters. Mark created the Lighthouse Economics website and blog to share economic research and information relevant for navigating tumultuous times.

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