Poll finds fathers in Taiwan taciturn, often not present

OVERWORKED:The majority of the children who responded to the poll said that they talked with their fathers for less than 30 minutes per day

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 06, 2015
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Child Welfare League Foundation on Tuesday said a recent survey showed Taiwanese fathers spend too little time with their children and do not talk with them very much.

The survey, conducted between May 11 and June 15, was released ahead of Father’s Day on Saturday.

The foundation said 54 percent of child respondents said they do not talk to their fathers for more than 30 minutes per day, with 6.4 percent exchanging less than one sentence with their fathers a day.

More than a quarter of the children (26.6 percent) have dinner with their fathers fewer than three days a week, and one-third (36 percent) of fathers have never attended their children’s school activities — mainly because they are at work, are otherwise too busy, or have no interest, the survey found.     [FULL  STORY]

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