Mancession in Manchester: Number of Stay-at-Home Fathers ‘Soars’ in UK from Recession
The Daily Mail is reporting that the United Kingdom is seeing a boom in stay-at-home fathers, partially due to a recent recession in the country.
In fact, a record 10% of men now care for their children, according to the Office for National Statistics. Stay-at-home fathers are at their highest level since statistics for the segment started being collected in 1993.
The figure for stay-at-home mothers has also increased, but isn’t an all-time high as it is with dads, reports The Daily Mail.
In the United States, stay-at-home fathers are also increasing in numbers, where the term “mancession” was lovingly coined. The United Kingdom now joins American fathers in deciding to stay home with their kids – just because.