HHM Mar21 banner

According to the United States Census Bureau (USCB), "Mr. Mom" is more than just a movie starring Michael Keaton, it is a reflection of growing societal trends. While tradition suggests men go off to work while women stay at home to take care of the family, the days when that was the widespread practice are disappearing. 2006 USCB data revealed that 143,000 men across the country were "stay-at-home" dads that year. To qualify, fathers had to have at least one child under the age of 15 and had to be out of the labor force for more than one year while their wives worked outside of the home. The more than 140,000 men who qualified for the "stay-at-home" dad category cared for 245,000 children under the age of 15. In another sign of changing times, 32 percent of fathers who were the primary caregiver of their preschool-aged children regularly worked evening or night shifts so that their spouses could work during the day, indicating that the days of the one income household are also a thing of the past.

Printer Freindly Version
Email to a Friend

H Mama March21 Box
Join our List
Kern Health breast mar21 bos
HHM Mar21 banner
OFFICE LOCATION: 1400 Easton Drive #112, Bakersfield, CA 93309
PHONE: 661-861-4939 For Advertising and Subscription Inquiries
FAX: 661-861-4930
E-MAIL: kcfm@kerncountyfamily.com