All of this focus on “outcomes,” such as graduation rates, employment statistics, etc. is BOGUS. It has nothing to do with the value of the relationship. A good child-father relationship has a value beyond measure. Not just for the happiness of the child, but for everyone as the child broadcasts that sense of stability into society and other relationships.
— Stella Morabito, “It’s a Shame we Would Ask: ‘Do Fathers Matter?’”