Birmingham's 'Men Deserts' explained
Ladywood is one of several UK Districts where 70 per cent of children are now raised in households without fathers - areas which have become known, rather depressingly, as 'men deserts'.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a writer who was born in Uganda. She recently wrote an article about 'men deserts' after spending a week in Ladywood
She says she discovered some devastating consequences of children who live without their fathers.
In this extract, Yasmin tells BBC WM Chatback why Ladywood was cherry-picked as a place of the fatherless.
Available since: Wed 17 Jul 2013
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