According to Barry Glassner’s “The Culture of Fear”, the correlation between single-mother households and high crime rates is a lot of media hype, much like the nice dose we recently got about SARS.
Even if baba bailed, I would be more concerned about the large numbers of women on this island that stay married to womanizing drunks, and the impact this will have on their children.
We tend to forget that in Taiwan lots of kids are involved in gangs, although we like to call them triads and give them lofty, romantic names that don’t have the harsh ring of, say, ones you’d find in LA.
Side note: You’d think pro-abortionists would adopt Taiwan as their poster child. All these women breaking the local law to insist on their right to have an abortion.