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[高一]A new age for moms?
作者:21ST    来源:21世纪学生英文报·高一版第436期     日期: 2011-06-01
美国教育“阴盛阳衰”导致“家庭妇男”越来越多。

FOR centuries across the world, moms have been homemakers while dads have been breadwinners. However, a recent report shows a milestone (里程碑) change in the social roles of mothers and fathers.

The new findings, from the US government’s Current Population Survey, show more women in the workplace and fewer stay-at-home mothers in the country.For the first time, American women have passed men in getting college degrees since more women than men went to college in the 1980s, according to the survey. Among adults aged 25 and older, 10.6 million US women have master’s (硕士的) degrees or higher, compared to 10.5 million men. When it comes to finishing college, about 20.1 million American women have bachelor’s (学士的) degrees. The number for men is nearly 18.7 million. The gap of more than 1.4 million has remained steady in recent years. American women first passed men in bachelor’s degrees in 1996, according to AP.

Women’s educational achievements are giving them greater chances for a wider choice of jobs. This is contributing to a change in traditional gender roles at home and work.

The new “Mr Moms” include Todd Krater, 38, of Lakemoor, Illinois. He has been a stay-at-home dad for the past seven years to his three sons after his wife, who earned a master’s business degree, began to succeed in her career as a software (软件) expert.

Krater said he found it difficult adjusting at first and got little support from other mothers at school events. In his blog, “A Man Among Mommies,” Krater encourages other fathers to take a larger role in child care and says he now feels happy to see more dads at the park, library and school.

“What was once an uncommon sight of a dad with the kids during the day is becoming more and more prevalent (普遍的),” said Krater. “But many still feel the pressure of gender roles and feel if they don’t make money they are somehow less of a man.”

Jeremy Adam Smith, author of the 2009 book The Daddy Shift: How Stay-at-Home Dads, Breadwinning Moms and Shared Parenting Are Transforming the American Family, believes that more stay-at-home dads will appear.

“Over the long term, the numbers [of Mr Moms] are just going to keep going up,” Smith said.

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