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 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.
By the time they reach 16 boys are two-and-half times more likely to die before they reach 25 years old. They are also more likely to experience youth unemployment, less likely to go to university and and those that do are 50% more likely to be unemployed when they graduate.
Throughout life men are more likely to experience being unemployed and looking for work and are twice as likely to die before reaching retirement age. More than 95% of the 200 people killed in the workplace every year are men.
More than 10 men a day kill themselves with men being 3 times more likely to commit suicide. Men are also twice as likely to be victims of violent crime and are more likely to killed by strangers and killed by someone they know accounting for more than 71% of all murders.
Men also 4 times more likely to alcoholic, three times more likely to be dependent on cannabis, account for 9 out of 10 rough sleepers.
Many of these issues overlap.
Boys who are fatherless, illiterate and end up in care are more likely to be excluded from school.
Boys with literacy problems are two to three times more likely to end up being heavy smokers, drinkers and unemployed.
Boys from fatherless families are nine times more likely to commit crime.
Boys who are excluded from school are 19 times more likely to commit suicide.
Boys who are fatherless, in care, excluded from school and have literacy problems are more likely to end up in prison.
So why is it that 95% of the country’s 100,000 prisoners male? Is it because men are naturally criminal? If that was the case surely all classes of society would be equally represented in prison.
So what type of men end up in jail? Click here for statistics on men in jail.
NB: THIS IS A DRAFT BASED ON EXTENSIVE RESEARCH DRAWING ON DOZENS OF REFERENCES. ALL FACTS ARE BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE AT THE TIME OF PUBLISHING AND WILL BE REFERENCED IN DUE COURSE.