Fathers spending more time with children but still far from equal to mothers, report finds
Fathers are spending more quality time with their children, but there is still a long way to go before they are equal partners in parenting, a report from Save the Children has found.
The first-ever State of Australia’s Fathers report, which involved the interviewing of more than 1,000 fathers, identifies significant changes in parenting attitudes among fathers with children over and under the age of 18.
Of fathers with children under the age of 18, 67 per cent attended pre-birth medical exams and check-ups. Only 42 per cent of fathers with children over 18 did.
About 50 per cent of the fathers surveyed with children under 18 considered themselves “helpers” when it came to the care of their children, rather than a primary caregiver with equal responsibilities. Read more…