BOSTON -- More dads are making the conscious choice to stay-at-home and enjoying the role, according to new research from the Boston College Center for Work & Family.
The report used interviews from 31 at-home dads and surveys from 23 of their spouses. The report found the men are not choosing to stay at home because of job loss, but rather making reasons like family goals or career considerations.
"Contrary to media reports about laid off fathers who re-invent themselves as full time caregivers, most of them men we interviewed report that being a stay-at-home dad is a choice, not simply a reaction to unanticipated job loss," said study author Brad Harrington.
The study also found the roles of men and women in the workplace and home continue to change. Families are having to decide who needs support and make changes appropriately.