Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Fairhill is definitely a neighborhood that has seen a lot of crime, drugs, high school dropouts and other negativity. A lot of experts like to link this type of behavior to a lack of discipline at home, especially in single parent households. However, statistics from 2009 show that most families in Fairhill do not actually fit this criteria. While single mothers do make up the majority of homes in Fairhill by 44 percent, homes with married women, or two-parent homes make up about 40 percent of Fairhill's households. Therefore, it is wrong to assume there is an overwhelming number of single parent homes in the area. It is also wrong to link the high amount of crime in Fairhill to this fact.
By Jarret Barbour and Samantha Bucher
Group 1, Fairhill
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