"The End of Men". Such are the headlines that one can now see on the cover page of popular magazines, and yes, it is true, men no longer dominate the world. Since the feminists' reforms of the 60's, women's economic status has grown tremendously. According to a report by the APA "the percentage of working age women employed or looking for work nearly doubled-from less than 33 percent to more than 60 percent" between 1948 and 2001. Some even project that women will soon come to dominate the economic and professional world, with men becoming a minority and assuming roles that have been hitherto been reserved to women. Now it has been mentioned in our book that a parent's job status has an influence on a child's attachment style and development. This makes me wonder: will this country's changing work force demographics change parental roles? How will father-child relationships be affected? Are we moving away from Dad the breadwinner to...Mr. Mom? Well, not exactly. According the APA report previously mentioned, though the number of stay at home fathers has increased by 50% between 2003 and 2006, they still barely represent 1% of American fathers. So yes, we are moving closer to the era of Mr. Mom, but not quickly enough for this new trend to be significant. As to the role of paternal love on children, the report mentioned that recent research suggests that one of the main roles of fatherly love was to help children's social, emotional and cognitive development and functioning. So should we expect more behaviorally well adjusted kids and adults as the number of stay at home Dads augments? Not necessarily, maternal love is just as important (if not more) than paternal love and should not be reduced just because a father is more involve. In conclusion all I can say is Fathers be good to your daughters...and sons.