A fathers care: New figures show the number of stay at home dads is on the rise – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
July 11, 2018

A fathers care: New figures show the number of stay at home dads is on the rise

According to latest figures published by the Central Statistics Office the number of stay at home fathers has risen sharply over the past ten years.

The latest report which focuses on what roles both men and women have in society found that the trend of stay at home dads is becoming more popular.

Latest figures suggest that there are currently 9,200 stay at home dads in Ireland in 2017 with number steadily rising.

Although the figure is relatively low compared to stay at home mothers it does mark an significant increase as there were only 4,900 stay at home carers in 2007.

However the role is still vastly dominated by women as latest figures also found that just over 445,500 women across Ireland are stay at home mums.

The latest revelation has been welcomed by parents groups nationwide who say the latest figures are welcome sign of how times have changed in Ireland with neither gender being forced to undertake outdated stereotypical roles in society, but they can instead choose and discuss what roles they would prefer when it comes to raising their children.

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