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Call for Househusbands

October 13, 1985

I am doing research for a book about househusbands. The book will examine what life is like for men who decide to give up their jobs to stay home and care for their preschool children.

I am seeking information about the number and age of children, family income level, support (or lack of support) from relatives and friends, and motivation for becoming a househusband.

I have developed a questionnaire. Further research will be gathered from telephone interviews.

I'd like to hear from househusbands willing to fill out my questionnaire. In addition to men who have given up full-time work, I'd also like to hear from men who have substantially reduced their working hours because of their children, or who are self-employed at home with young children. The important criteria are that:

1) the man is at home by choice rather than because of unemployment or disability, and

2) he is staying at home to allow him to care for his young child(ren).

STEPHEN P. KRAMER

P.O. Box 4381

Vancouver, Wash. 98662

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