Sociologist Finds Most Jamaican Men Involved In Children’s Lives

Dr. Orville Taylor, sociologist and senior lecturer at the University of the West Indies, recently called on Jamaicans “not to buy into” the conventional wisdom that Jamaican fathers are not involved in their children’s lives. According to Taylor, the idea that Jamaican Men are bad fathers is simply not true and backed up his assertion with a 2006 report from the United Nations Development Program stating that 80 percent of Jamaica’s children have both of their parents involved in their lives. Additionally, 80 percent of children aged 0 to 8 have fathers that have some role in their lives.

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