Househusbands on the rise
Rise in stay-at-home fathers fuelled by growing numbers of female breadwinners
The number of stay-at-home fathers reached a record high last year, new figures show, as families saw a rise in female breadwinners.
Men now make up nearly 10 per cent of those who care for children while their partner goes out to work, official employment statistics revealed today.
There were 227,000 men staying at home to look after family between September and November last year, a rise of 19,000 compared to the same period in 2011 and the highest increase since figures began in 1993.
Experts suggested that the shift was down to men losing their jobs in the recession and either failing to find new employment or deciding that it did not make financial sense for them to return to work if their partner was a high earner.
to fuel -
a breadwinner - el sostén de familia
to make up - componer
to reveal - demostrar, poner de manifiesto
an increase (a rise)- un aumento
a shift (a change) - un cambio
to be down to stg (due to) -
overall - en general
a trend - una tendencia
a spouse (husband/wife)- un cónyuge
to lose ground -
share (n) - parte
to welcome - agradecerse
to be hit by stg (affected by) -
to train - formarse
to be worth your while -
to warn -avisar, advertir
embarrassing - embarazoso
in order to - con el fin de que
despite - a pesar de
likely - probable
to downscale -
overwhelmingly - casi unánimemente
to put stg on hold (delay) -
a lack of stg - una falta de algo
a pay gap - una brecha salarial
Do you know any husbands who stay at home to look after the kids?