This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Stay-at-Home Dads: Uncommon And Exceptional - Findings From The 2013 DDB Life Style Study®

NEW YORK, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DDB Worldwide, part of Omnicom Group (NYSE), has launched a new report from its Life Style Study® that focuses on stay-at-home Dads to determine if, apart from their child-care responsibilities, these men are different from other Dads and stay-at-home Moms when it comes to their attitudes and behaviors towards gender roles, parenting, school, free time and household chores.

While 80% of American adults believe it is perfectly fine for a man to be a stay-at-home parent, few men actually are. Of the nearly 25 million fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger that 18 in 2011, US Census data indicates that less than 1% were stay-at-home Dads. But the number of married men who are deciding to assume this role is climbing. This rise has been attributed to the weak job market, increasing cost of child care, and even the enlightened perspective of a generation of new parents who themselves were raised in households where gender roles bucked traditional divisions.

It is clear that stay-at-home Dads love being fathers and are devoted to their children. Like all parents, stay-at-home Dads overwhelmingly say that raising a child brings them a great deal of happiness (84% agree), that their kids are more important to them than anyone else (97% agree), and that they focus on their family more than themselves (85% agree).

However, they are more likely to voice the stress of parenthood and have some regrets about the timing of becoming Dads. More stay-at-home Dads say they find parenthood a real burden than both other Dads (29% v. 18%) and Moms (29% v. 13%). Stay-at-home Dads are significantly more likely to admit that they wish they had been older before having kids than other Dads (29% v. 18%) or Moms (29% v. 13%).

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,132.70 -81.72 -0.45%
S&P 500 2,104.50 -6.24 -0.30%
NASDAQ 4,963.5270 -24.3630 -0.49%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs