American Dads by the Numbers: A Father's Day Run-Down

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Father's Day is here, bringing with it the yearly parade of neckties and bottles of Scotch and barbecue tools. But while the traditional Father's Day gifts aren't likely to change anytime soon, fatherhood itself is in the middle of a major transformation. The number of single dads has never been higher; for that matter, neither is the number of hours that men spend with their offspring. American dads are spending more time shopping, cooking, and taking care of their kids than at any time in history.

With that in mind, here are 10 numbers that paint a picture of the changing American father.



Bruce Watson is DailyFinance's Savings editor. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.

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seekthetruth123

Fathers Day in the getto is complete confusion. Dont believe me, watch a single episode of the Maury show ! One woman, one child, a possible 5 guys as the babies daddy !

June 17 2013 at 12:06 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
h.hughjardon

Archie Bunker

June 16 2013 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ruth and tom

Have none

June 16 2013 at 5:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply