There are now more stay-at-home dads than ever before, but they aren’t getting the same public support as stay-at-home moms.
According to a new Pew Research poll, the number of fathers who don’t work outside the home has nearly doubled between 1989 and 2012.
Some of the increase is attributed to a rise in unemployment during the Great Recession, but the biggest contributor is fathers who are choosing to home to care for their families, the study found.
In a 2013 Pew Research survey, 51 percent of respondents said children are better off if their mother is home and doesn’t hold a job, but only 8 percent said children are better off with fathers in that same situation.
What do you think? Does it matter which parent stays at home? Stay-at-home dads, what has your experience been?