The number of stay-at-home dads on the rise

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Move over moms; a new study reveals more and more dads are staying at home with the kids.

It’s one of the oldest stereotypes in the book, a stay-at-home mom. However, Pew Research says in recent years, the number of stay at home dads has doubled since 1989, to 2 million. One Massachusetts man says he’s not surprised.

“The family dynamic is changing,” said Edward Caudle of Springfield. “Before it was traditional that the man would go out to work and the women would do that, stay at home. Now a days it’s just whoever can make the money to provide for the family.”

Pew research said the recession contributed to the recent increases. It says nearly half of the 2 million stay at home dads are living in poverty.

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