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

Father's Day

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.

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