Stay-at-home dad

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A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, stay at home father, house dad, SAHD, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.wikipedia
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Homemaking

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A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, stay at home father, house dad, SAHD, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.
A person in charge of the homemaking, who is not employed outside the home, is in the U.S. called a homemaker, a term for a housewife or a househusband.

Mother

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In recent decades there has been an increase in stay at home fathers too.

Father

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A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, stay at home father, house dad, SAHD, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household.
Stay-at-home dad – the male equivalent of a housewife with child, where his spouse is breadwinner

Housewife

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Robert Frank, a professor of child development at Oakton Community College in Illinois, conducted a study comparing households with a stay-at-home dad and households with a stay-at-home mom.
A housewife may also be called a stay-at-home mother and a househusband may be called a "male homemaker" or stay-at-home father.

Caregiver

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A stay-at-home dad (alternatively, stay at home father, house dad, SAHD, househusband, or house-spouse) is a father who is the main caregiver of the children and is generally the homemaker of the household. Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, large-scale production replaced home manufacturing; this shift, coupled with prevailing norms governing sex or gender roles, dictated that the father become the breadwinner and the mother the caregiver.

Industrialisation

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Pre Industrialisation, the family worked together as a unit and was self-sufficient.

Love marriage

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When affection-based marriages emerged in the 1830s, parents began devoting more attention to children and family relationships became more open.

Industrial Revolution

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Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, large-scale production replaced home manufacturing; this shift, coupled with prevailing norms governing sex or gender roles, dictated that the father become the breadwinner and the mother the caregiver.

Breadwinner model

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Beginning with the Industrial Revolution, large-scale production replaced home manufacturing; this shift, coupled with prevailing norms governing sex or gender roles, dictated that the father become the breadwinner and the mother the caregiver.

Pew Research Center

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The recent statistic that Pew Research released, showed a report in June 2014 that found 2 million men to be stay-at-home dads in the US. However, in 2010, the number of stay-at-home dads had reached its highest point of 2.2 million.

Stereotype

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Though the role is subject to many stereotypes, and men may have difficulties accessing parenting benefits, communities, and services targeted at mothers, it became more socially acceptable by the 2000s.

Colonial history of the United States

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In the colonial United States, the nuclear family was the most common family form.

Nuclear family

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In the colonial United States, the nuclear family was the most common family form.

Adolescence

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Typical families consisted of five or more children initially; because of high infant mortality rates, only a few children survived adolescence.

School

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Colonial families existed to serve six main functions: self-sufficient business, school, vocational institute, church, house of correction, and welfare institution.

Church (building)

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Colonial families existed to serve six main functions: self-sufficient business, school, vocational institute, church, house of correction, and welfare institution.

Welfare

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Colonial families existed to serve six main functions: self-sufficient business, school, vocational institute, church, house of correction, and welfare institution.

African Americans

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The first African-Americans to reach America were initially brought over as indentured servants, but instead became slaves.

Indentured servitude

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The first African-Americans to reach America were initially brought over as indentured servants, but instead became slaves.

Slavery

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The first African-Americans to reach America were initially brought over as indentured servants, but instead became slaves.

History of slavery

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By the 19th century, slave trading was a thriving business.

Woman

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Women were primarily the head of the families, either because the fathers had died or had been separated from the family.

Home

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African-American women experienced what came to be known as the "double day", a full day of domestic chores plus a full day of work outside the home.