More dads are at home – by choice

  • by: Brigid Schulte , Washington Post
  • Updated: June 5, 2014 - 9:57 PM

The number of stay-at-home dads has doubled in the past 25 years, reaching a peak of 2.2 million in 2010 before dipping slightly to 2 million, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. And although the Great Recession contributed to a sharp uptick, by far the fastest growing segment of at-home dads say they’re home taking care of the kids because they want to be.

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