Day 12 of 30 Days On Dads – Tales Of The Tape

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Source: http://www.census.gov/newsroom/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_editions/cb13-ff13.html

Number of fathers who were part of married-couple families with children younger than 18 in 2012 – 24.4 million

Number of single fathers in 2012; 16 percent of single parents were men – 1.96 million

  • Nine percent were raising three or more children younger than 18.
  • About 44 percent were divorced, 31 percent were never married, 20 percent were separated, and 5 percent were widowed.
  • 42 percent had an annual family income of $50,000 or more.

Stay at Home Dads

189,000

Estimated number of stay-at-home dads in 2012. These married fathers with children younger than 15 have remained out of the labor force for at least one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wife works outside the home. These fathers cared for upward of 369,000 children.
Source: America’s Families and Living Arrangements <http://www.census.gov/hhes/families/data/cps2012.html> Tables FG8 and C3

18%

In spring 2011, the percentage of preschoolers regularly cared for by their father during their mother’s working hours.
Source: Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Care Arrangements: Spring 2011
<http://www.census.gov/hhes/childcare/data/sipp/2011/tables.html>

Child-Support Payments

$1.9 billion

Amount of child support received by custodial fathers in 2009; they were due $3.5 billion. In contrast, custodial mothers received $19.5 billion of the $31.7 billion in support that was due.
Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009
<http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-240.pdf>

34%

Percentage of custodial fathers who received all child support that was due in 2009, not significantly different from the corresponding percentage for custodial mothers, 42 percent.
Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009
<http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-240.pdf>

70%

Percentage of custodial fathers receiving noncash support, such as gifts or coverage of expenses, on behalf of their children. The corresponding proportion for mothers was 58 percent.
Source: Custodial Mothers and Fathers and Their Child Support: 2009
<http://www.census.gov/prod/2011pubs/p60-240.pdf>

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