Do you think that SAHDs are stigmatized?
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|Wed, 05-22-2013 - 3:51pm|
In the following article, a SAHD talks about his choice to quit his job to be with the kids, and how hard it has been to reenter the workforce. I thought it was interesting to see him question whether SAHD are more stigmatized when reentering the workforce versus SAHMs.
Now that his children are older, though, he is trying to take the logical next step and find a paying -- albeit part-time -- job. But he's finding that this path back is even lonelier and less predictable than the one that led him home in the first place.
What does the job market do with a man who stayed home for more than a decade? What does he do with himself? Is it harder for a man than for a woman to return to paid work? Is there an added stigma? And will that fade as more men do what he has done?
He had good advice for anyone considering SAH, that they should try to keep one foot in the door so they aren't out of touch when they want to return.