Dad Demographics in the Philippines

FILIPINO DADS ARE GIVEN MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO BE THE PARENT THEY NEED TO BE.

THEY USUALLY START OUT FAIRLY YOUNG.

Most first time Filipino fathers are 18-29 years old. Average marrying age for males is 28.

FILIPINO FATHERS USUALLY KEEP STABLE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR PARTNERS.

68.8% of Filipino families have parents that live together.

9.4% of Filipino families have parents that are not living together.

13.3% of Filipino families have a deceased parent

1.2% of Filipino families have deceased parents (both)

Source: “The Filipino family the Pope will meet” Rappler, 2015

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THEIR FAMILIES STILL COUNT ON THEM AS BREAD WINNERS.

Out of the 21.4 M families in the Philippines (2012 data), 57.3% of these families consider the father as the breadwinner.

Source: “The Filipino family the Pope will meet” Rappler, 2015

UNFORTUNATELY, THEY STILL DON’T GET AS MUCH PAID PATERNITY LEAVES AS COUNTRIES LIKE SWEDEN AND GERMANY.

But they still have more than some countries in Asia and even the United States who have none

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IN THE DIFFICULT YET COMMON CASES WHEN MOTHERS HAVE TO LEAVE, THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND THEIR ROLE AS FATHER.

(2015) Estimated 2.4M OFWs in where 51% are women, leaving men at home to care for the children, they are also known as house-husbands.

FILIPINO DADS CAN ALSO GET ALL THE HELP THEY NEED BECAUSE THEY HAVE NUMEROUS WAYS TO CONNECT TO THE INTERNET.

94.2% own a PC/Laptop

79.1% own a smartphone

64.7% own a tablet

95.3% use their personal PC/Laptop to access the internet. 59.2% use their mobile phone.  45.2% use their work PC/Laptop.

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Their mobile devices are mostly used for sending a text, taking photos, recording videos, and playing games.

The most common apps/social networking sites fathers use are Facebook, followed by Facebook Messenger, followed by Instagram, then YouTube, then Twitter, Viber, and WeChat and Whatsapp.

Most fathers say they spend less than 30 minutes on their mobile.

Most fathers say they spend about 6-10 hours on their laptop/PC/tablet.

Most fathers say they spend the same amount of time watching TV.

Most fathers say they spend 1-2 hours on social networking sites.

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The top 5 most common activities fathers do on any device include: (in no particular order)

  •         Visited a social network site
  •         Visited a news site
  •         Used a search engine
  •         Used chat or an instant messaging application
  •         Used their email

Source: Global Web Index

Featured Image Source: Big Stock Photo

READ MORE ON THE TRUTH ABOUT FILIPINO DADS
The Changing Role of Filipino Fathers in Local Pop Culture
Profiles of Different Dads in the Philippines
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