VARIOUS NATIONAL MEDIA: Hands-on fathers ‘less likely to break up with partners’

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Fathers who spend more time caring for their babies alone are less likely to separate from their partners than those who are less hands-on, according to new research that suggests the government needs to do more to encourage paternity leave.

Period30 Sep 2018

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  • TitleHands-on fathers ‘less likely to break up with partners’
    Media name/outletThe Observer
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/09/18
    Description“Our results show that relationships are less likely to break down over the long term if the dad looks after the baby on his own without the mother being there at least a few times a week during the first year,” Dr Helen Norman, the report’s lead author from the University of Manchester, said. “This correlation holds regardless of all other variables such as ethnicity, gender-role attitudes and household income.”
    URLhttps://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/sep/30/hands-on-fathers-less-likely-to-break-up-with-partners-paternity-leave-childcare
    PersonsHelen Norman

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Keywords

  • parenting
  • fatherhood
  • childcare