Since 1980, women are earning high college degrees and are actively on the track to surpass the MALE DOMINANCE. Among adults of 25 years and older, 10.6 million U.S. women are having the master’s degrees or degrees even higher, in comparison with 10.5 million men. Better education is helping them to get the better jobs. This has resulted in the increase of the stay – at – home father. The number is 1 in every 15 which is almost 2 million.
Does this mean that men are going to stay at home and doing all the traditional work to rear his child? Well, fortunately or unfortunately the answer is YES!! Even you will be surprise to know that Perry research states that men are even losing their jobs in the male dominating industries.
There is however still a belief that the father cannot look after his children properly. But there are many Mr. Moms who proved this wrong. Take the example of Todd Krater, of 38 years, from Lakemoor, Ill. He is a self described stay – at – home DAD for last seven years to his 3 sons. His wife is a stable software specialist after earning a master’s business degree. Though he found it tough at the beginning to adjust him among other MOMs in schools, training centers, school events, library, parks etc., but slowly getting encouraged from other mothers, he started writing blogs “A Man Among Mommies” to encourage other fathers.
Jeremy Adam Smith, author of “The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms and Shared Parenting are Transforming the American Family,”(2009) described an educational and cultural move as women began to surpass men in college enrollment in the 1980s. The 1983 movie, “Mr. Mom,” openly mentioned the idea that out-of-work fathers can add to families as stay-at-home dads, allowing more men to be accepting of the role in subsequent depressions, he said.
“Over the long term, the numbers are just going to keep going up,” Smith said.
Source – In a first, women surpass men in advanced degrees
Published April 27, 2011| Associated Press