Number of househusbands triples

The number of househusbands in the UK has tripled in the last 15 years, aided by the global financial crisis, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics.

The number of househusbands in the UK has tripled in the last 15 years, aided by the global financial crisis, according to statistics from the Office of National Statistics.
They show that 62,000 men were categorised as economically inactive and looking after their family or home last year. This compares to 21,000 in 1996.
The ONS says the number could be much higher as the figures do not include men who may work from home or part-time in order to do the main share of the child and home care.
A recent survey by insurance company Aviva stated that up to six per cent of British dads are their children’s main carers. It said that around 25% of women living in couples are the main breadwinners in their household.





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