Record numbers of fathers staying at home to look after children

Record numbers of fathers are staying at home to look after their young children, official figures showed.

For the first time, 200,000 men have become "domestic dads", rather than going out to work every day. 

The figures, published by Office for National Statistics, highlight an extraordinary change in traditional British family life.

The number of men who are full-time fathers, rather than climbing the career ladder, has increased by 83 per cent from 109,000 since official records began in 1993.

Over the same period, the number of fulltime mothers has dropped by nearly a quarter from 2.7 million to 2.1 million.

There are now 13.3 million working women, a total which is rapidly catching up with the number of working men. More than half of working women, including millions with young families, have full-time jobs.
Read full article (Daily Mail 17 May)  

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