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Diversity in family lifeGender, relationships and social change$
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Elisabetta Ruspini

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.001.0001

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Stay-at-home husbands and fathers

Stay-at-home husbands and fathers

Chapter:
(p.77) Chapter Four Stay-at-home husbands and fathers
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Diversity in family life
Author(s):

Elisabetta Ruspini

Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447300939.003.0005

This chapter explores the phenomenon of househusbands and stay-at-home fathers, men who are becoming more and more numerous, especially in developed Western nations. The househusband role offers economic benefits to the family, and facilitates stable emotional development for children.

Keywords:   Househusbands, Stay-at-home dads, Family life, Children, Masculinity

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