The summary didn't (and the data probably don't) provide a breakdown of divorced/never married, so I've no idea how many of these are abandonment and how many are a judge saying that the woman is really bad news. That might confound things slightly if "bad blood" is a real effect. But on the whole, the popular wisdom is probably right.
Friday, February 05, 2021
Single parent homes
Robert Cherry has been analyzing the 2020 homicide rate, and finds three factors dominating: extreme poverty, fraction of the population that is black, and the fraction that is in single-parent with adult male head of household. We've known for a long time that single-parent is a problem, but that men should be so much worse at it than women is--maybe not surprising? Judges have been giving custody to women by default for a long time.