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Stay at home fathers, breadwinner mothers on rise
January 27, 2013
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LONDON: A British study has found a rise in the number of men staying at home to bring up children while the number of working mothers also increased following recession.

Statistics have shown female breadwinners has gone up and 10 per cent of the men care for their children — which is a record high, Daily Mail reported.

According to the Office for National Statistics, over 2.3 million people in Britain fall into the “economically inactive” category because they stay at home and care for young children instead of working.

Of that number, 227,000 were men, according to a study carried out between September and November last year.

That figure has shot up from 19,000 in the same period 12 months earlier and represents the highest number of stay-at-home fathers since records first began in 1993.

This increase has been attributed by experts to many men losing their jobs during the recession. Some were unable to find new jobs, others with partners on good salaries decided that it made more economic sense for them to stay at home, experts added.

Although the number of women staying at home to look after children did also increase to more than 2.1 million, that figure has been higher in the past.

Indo-Asian News Service

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