in #CASE you missed it… Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise

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in #CASE you missed it… Stay-At-Home Dads On The Rise

New study sees an increase of dads staying home, with many staying home specifically to care for their kids

A new Pew Research poll study finds that as of 2016, about 18% of parents didn’t work outside the home, which amounts to about 11-million parents. The number of stay-at-home moms is at about 27%, virtually unchanged from the last poll in 1989, but the number of stay-at-home dads has increased from 10% in 1989, to 17% in 2016.

The study finds that in the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession stay-at-home parenting was up to 20%, mostly because parents were unable to find work. And when it comes to dads, one-third said they were home because they were unemployed.

But unemployment isn’t the only reason some dads are staying home. About 24% of fathers say they stay at home specifically to care for their home and family, although that number is significantly larger for moms, with 78% saying that’s the reason they are home.

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