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Stay-at-home Dad Numbers Double in The Last Decade [POLL]

Dads are choosing car-pooling and prepping lunches for their kids then going to the office according to new a survey! Does the slow-to-recover economy have anything to do with this phenomenon?

Some experts seem to think so. According to the U.S. Census bureau back in 2001 only 81,000 dads stayed at home, fast forward to 2012 and we now have 176,000 dads taking care of the family.

The ‘man-cession’ we are witnessing has left millions of fathers unemployed and even though the economy has recovered some what, very few of them have decided to go back to work, instead we now see more women in the workforce.

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Brad Harrington, research professor and executive director of Boston College’s Center for Work and Family told ‘The hype around stay-at-home dads is due to the ‘man-cession’ but the census data shows that during the economic downturn the numbers were down.’

Hollywood seems to be catching up with this trend as well – since 2009, major production companies have produced a number of ‘Mr. Mom’ movies. For example, ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting.’

Whether you live in a big city or a small community, don’t be surprise if you see more dads then moms pushing strollers around the family park – it’s just the new thing.

What do you think – are moms or dads better caregivers?

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