United States survey on stay-at-home fathers in 1989 and 2012

Number of stay-at-home fathers in the United States in 1989 and 2012

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Release date

June 2014


United States

Survey time period

1989 and 2012

Age group

18-69 years

Supplementary notes

The source worded the survey as "Number of fathers living with child(ren) younger than 18 who do not work outside the home "
Based on fathers aged 18-69 with their own (biological, adopted or step-) child(ren) younger than 18 in the household. Fathers who live apart from their children are not included. Fathers are categorized based on employment status in the year prior to the survey.
*1989 is the first year for which reliable data on stay-at-home fathers is available.
The source does not specify number of respondents.

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