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Happy Homemakers?

Depictions of stay-at-home fathers in the popular media and in academia generally profile men who are well-educated, socioeconomically advantaged, and satisfied with their role. This study considers the personal characteristics and family context of male and female homemakers. I find prior research presents a misleading representation of the average stay-at-home father. Read More

The stay-at-home deadbeat dad.

What happens in the trailer parks and ghettos is it's the woman's choice to get preggo and keep the baby, and then the guy contributes what he can, namely his (abundant) time and parenting skills. This works until the inevitable disagreement with the mom over something to do with the kid, at which time she kicks him out of the "family" as being more trouble than he's worth.

There are very few exceptions to the rule that the SAHD role never lasts more than ~2-3 years, and is always a transitional one because it is not a desirable one to women, who have all the rights and power.

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Elizabeth Aura McClintock, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Notre Dame.

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