Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids. Pew Research Social & Demographic Trends. Gretchen Livingston. June 5, 2014.
The number of fathers who do not work outside the home has risen markedly in recent years, up to 2 million in 2012. High unemployment rates around the time of the Great Recession contributed to the recent increases, but the biggest contributor to long-term growth in these “stay-at-home fathers” is the rising number of fathers who are at home primarily to care for their family. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
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