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For some families, having a father who cares about their children is a prerequisite for raising a child well.
It’s no different in Peru, where a majority of fathers are either unemployed or retired, according to the National Institute of Family Planning.
“I’m a father of two, and my father’s gone, so I’m the breadwinner,” said Pedro Hernandez, 36, who works in construction.
He earns a salary of $1,200 a month.
But for others, the job that pays the most, the father-son bond, is far more important.
The relationship between fathers and sons is deeply tied to a father’s work ethic and values.
“There are some that are more involved, others that are less involved, and then there are some who are both involved,” said Francisco Garcia, a sociologist at the National Autonomous University of Mexico who specializes in fatherhood.
Fathers are the backbone of families.
According to the Pew Research Center, in 2010, one in three American men were fathers.
In Mexico, the number is more than three times that, with one in five fathers working in the private sector.
In Peru, fathers are expected to work more hours than their sons, with an average of 48 hours a week for men, compared with 45 hours for their sons.
In addition, in Peru more than one-third of fathers earn less than $10,000 a year compared with less than one in four fathers in the U.S. The average wage for a father in Peru is $12,400 a year.
But the relationship between fatherhood and work doesn’t end there.
A father’s value is reflected in his personal life.
According the National Family Planning Council, in 2013, one-quarter of all fathers were single, and nearly half of all unmarried fathers were fathers of children under the age of 5.
And according to a 2013 study, one of every five fathers has been divorced, which is a huge problem in Peru.
Father’s absence is a real problem.
According a survey conducted by the National Center for the Study of the Family, more than half of the fathers who never visit or stay in touch with their children do not report a negative attitude toward the father in their lives.
“Fathers who don’t have a family can be very lonely and difficult,” said Miguel Angel Diaz, the director of the National National Center.
In the past two years, Peru has seen an increase in the number of fatherless children.
According in the survey, 43 percent of all children under age five who died in Peru were abandoned by their father, compared to 19 percent of children of fathers who died during childbirth.
And it’s not just the numbers that are changing.
A report by the Pew Forum for Women in Latin America says that one in seven children under 15 in the region is abandoned by a parent or older brother, compared in the United States to the United Kingdom, Italy and France.
And in Peru the problem is much worse.
A study by the University of Peru showed that about 30 percent of men in the rural areas of Peru are divorced, and almost 40 percent of the women were separated or divorced in the same period.
“There’s a lot of stigma attached to it,” said Jorge Arrupe, director of public policy at the Institute for Women’s Studies in Lima.
Arrupe also pointed out that in Peru women are often expected to have a role in the home, while men are expected not to.
“The way that fathers are treated in Peru today, in a society that doesn’t recognize that the family is a part of life, is not a good one for men,” he said.
The father-daughter bond is one of the most important factors that makes a man a good parent, but is there a way to raise children who don�t have that?
A common solution to this is to find a role for men and women in the family.
And this has become a major theme in the country, as many families have tried to balance their needs with the needs of their children.
“We’re trying to give them a role that they feel good about,” said Eduardo Torres, the president of the Association of Peruvian Men.
“But there are a lot who feel the responsibility of raising their children without that.”
But as Fatherhood is becoming more and more important in Peru as a career, many fathers have become frustrated that their roles are being ignored.
“A lot of fathers feel like they’re not fulfilling the role that’s assigned to them,” said Antonio González, a father-to-be from Lima who works as a waiter at a Mexican restaurant.
“And we’re doing this for the money, we’re not for the family.”
As families have become more important to their families, more fathers are leaving the home and going to work.
According and Pew survey, one