IS FATHERHOOD A FULL-TIME JOB? MIXED METHODS INSIGHTS INTO MEASURING STAY-AT-HOME FATHERHOOD by ProQuest

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									                                                                                 BETH A. LATSHAW a

          IS FATHERHOOD A FULL-TIME JOB?
      MIXED METHODS INSIGHTS INTO MEASURING
             STAY-AT-HOME FATHERHOOD

        Little is known about men who serve as primary caregivers for American fam-
        ilies due to a lack of detailed questions on fatherhood and small numbers
        found in large-scale, nationally representative surveys. This paper moves be-
        yond this limitation using a combination of in-depth interviews with 40 fa-
        thers and microdata from the 2005-2007 American Community Survey to
        critically assess whether the US Census Bureau accurately counts the number
        of male primary caregivers. Findings suggest that it likely underestimates the
								
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