BOYS  EXPERIENCE INEQUALITY FROM DAY ONE

From the moment they are born boys are more likely die before the age of one.

They are also more likely to be rejected by or removed from their families, being 25% more likely to be taken into care and 25% less likely to taken out of care by being adopted.

Boys are twice as likely to have a Special Educational Need and twice as likely to have literacy problems. They are four times more likely to be excluded from school.

1.5 million boys un the UK are separated from their fathers and half a million have no contact with their dad.

The lack of a father (and lack of male role models more generally) impacts boys in different ways to girls who have a wealth of female role models including the 85% of primary school teachers who are female.

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