Increase in Stay-At-Home Dads.
As seen through the three sociological perspectives
Stay at home Dads
A father who is the main parent taking care of the child and the household needs.
Functionalist and Gender
The division of responsibilities between males and females survived because it benefited human living. Today though functionalists recognize that the traditional divisions of labor has created problems, or dysfunctions, for modern society.
Functionalist and Stay at home Dads
Functionalists believe that the men are suppose to protect and provide for the women and children. They aren't suppose to be at home with the kids cooking, and cleaning. That's not the roll of a man. They would say it has created a dysfunction.
Conflict Theory and Gender
It is to the men's advantage to prevent women from gaining access to political, economical, and social resources.
Conflict Theory and Stay at home Dads
Conflict theorists believe that men should do everything in their power to prevent women from getting ahead of them in any way. It talks about keeping up with traditions and maintaining the status quo.
Symbolic Interactionism and Gender
This perspective focuses on how boys and girls learn to act the way they are "suppose to act." It also deals with gender socialization which is acquired through interaction with parents, teachers, peers, and mass media.
Symbolic Interactionism and Stay at home Dads
A symbolic interactionalist would view this as not following the norm. The man is suppose to go out and make the money and bring it home to his wife who is taking care of the kids and cooking for her husband. The wife is not suppose to be bring home the money while the man is at home watching the kids and cooking for his wife.