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

This survey, conducted in the United States in 1989 and 2012, shows the number of fathers living with children younger than 18 who do not work outside the home. In the United States,the number of stay-at-home fathers increased from 1.1 million in 1989 to 2 million in 2012.

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

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Source

Release date

June 2014

Region

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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