8 Facts About American Dads.

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Personal Author: 
Livingston, Gretchen. Parker, Kim.
Corporate Author: 
Pew Research Center.
Type of Resource: 
Fact Sheet

Fatherhood in America is changing. Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house, and the ranks of single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home. The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers from Pew Research Center. (Author introduction modified)