On Father Figures and Wayward Teens

New Scientist profiles the work of Canterbury University psychologist Bruce Ellis, who has recently published a study on the effects of absentee fathers on teenage girls. Ellis has monitored 700 girls from pre-school to high-school, in an attempt to explain the unusually high rate of teen pregnancy in our country. His theories have met with great interest in the US – the only Western country with a comparable teen pregnancy rate.

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