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Dads want to stay at home

Nearly half of all fathers would prefer to stay-at-home and look after their children, research reveals

Posted: 3 August 2010
by Kyrsty Hazell
Nearly half of dads want to stay at home and look after the children
Nearly half of dads want to stay at home and look after the children

In Britain, 49% of dads would love to give up their full time jobs and spend their time being a stay-at-home dad, according to a recent survey by MyVoucherCodes. Echoing a recent news report that stay at home dads are on the rise, nearly half of the 1,311 dads with children aged 0-5 years, are willing to pack in their careers and care for their children at home.

Less than one in 10 of the dads polled believed that the stay-at-home role belonged to the mum, with 84% thinking that the job was for both parents. A further 18% admitted that they’d like to stay at home so that their partner could return to work.

Interestingly, 79% of men who expressed the desire to be stay-at-home dads believed that it would be easier to handle than their current job.

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