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IPS Study on Stay-at-Home Fathers

Recruitment Advertisement


The Institute of Policy Studies is conducting a study on stay-at-home fathers who provide care for their children (and possibly other relatives like parents) and are responsible for household duties. This study seeks to better understand the experiences of this group of fathers and their families and also see how this can inform policies concerning family, fatherhood, flexible work arrangements and other important areas. The government has been promoting active fatherhood in recent years and the voices of this group of fathers will be a valuable part of this conversation.


Individuals aged 21 and above who fit the following criteria are invited to participate in this study:

  • Men who are currently stay-at-home fathers who provide care for their children (and possibly other relatives like parents) at home and are also responsible for household duties. Citizen-citizen and citizen-PR couples are welcome to participate.
  • Spouses of these individuals are also invited to participate. The spouse must be considered the primary breadwinner in the family.
  • The father can also be working flexi- or part-time or may even be an entrepreneur, but his spouse is still considered the household’s primary breadwinner.

The study will take the form of a face-to-face interview with the couple. The interview will be conducted by an IPS researcher at a time and location that is most convenient for the respondents, beginning from late August 2017. In appreciation of the time taken to participate in this study, you will be presented with a token in the form of a $25 voucher.


If you are interested to participate in this study or have any questions, please contact the IPS researcher in charge of this study, Ms Yvonne Arivalagan at decb64_eXZvbm5lLmFyaXZhbGFnYW5AbnVzLmVkdS5zZw==_decb64 or at (+65) 8838 0492.