Rate of Parents in Jail in USA

Within 12 years, from 1978 to 1990, the rate of children with parents in jail rose from 14% to 25%, in what Sara Wakefield of Rutgers University-Newark and Christofer Wildeman of Yale University, call the “Prison Boom”. Holly Yettick, author of “Education Week”, talked about it in detail in his article.

The child’s race doesn’t affect how he/she feels about an absent parent. However, because of some reasons like lack of social support, African-American children tend to feel worse than their counterparts.