However, social perceptions can present a challenge to enforcing the law when it comes to single dads.
Single working moms are identified as such, but single working dads tend to be perceived simply as men who work.
Single parents tend to be more vulnerable to falling into poverty.
Running a household on one paycheck can be tight, and daycare puts an additional strain on paychecks, especially if a parent needs to pay more than one care giver or pay for after-school programs.
When family dynamics change in the household, so will the children's roles.