More Stay-At-Home Dads

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Stay-at-home-dads are on the rise in Australia.

The figures show that the number of fathers who choose stay stay home to look after their children has hit a record high.

A government analysis of census data reveals there were around 80,000 stay-at-home dads in Australia in 2016 – up by about 11,500 – in seven years.

Researchers from the Australian Institute of Family Studies found households with stay-at-home dads tend to have fewer kids at home and earn less than families with stay-at-home mothers.

The dads are older and more likely than other fathers to have a disability or be enrolled in education.


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