More dads stay at home, but reasons are complex

www.usatoday.com Published: June 5, 2014
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In the run-up to Father's Day, a new report from the Pew Research Center documents the growing number of stay-at-home dads, but finds the reasons they're at home are a bit more complex than you think. For some, it's due to illness; others are unemployed; and still others, yes, simply want to be Mr. Mom, according to USA TODAY.



"A lot of experts would say there has been gender convergence in terms of dads taking on caregiving and women taking on breadwinning in recent decades," said Gretchen Livingston, senior Pew researcher and author of the study.

Stay-at-home moms still outnumber stay-at-home dads by a wide margin, but the new study says the dad numbers are double what they were in 1989, USA TODAY reports.

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