Reasons for fathers to stay at home in the U.S. 1989-2012

The statistic above provides information about the reasons why American fathers stay at home with their children instead of working in 1989 and 2012. In 1989, 5 percent of stay-at-home fathers stated they were home to care for home/family. In 2012, this percentage had increased up to 21.

Reasons for fathers to stay at home instead of working in the United States in 1989 and 2012

19892012
Caring for home/family5%21%
Unable to find work15%23%
Ill or disabled56%35%
In school/retired/other25%22%
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Source

Release date

June 2014

Region

United States

Survey time period

1989 and 2012

Age group

18-69 years

Special properties

children younger than 18 in household

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