2009 年 2009 巻 65 号 p. 59-66
This study aims to understand the single fathers’ housing situation in Japan. Compared to women (single mothers) it is difficult for men (single father) to balance job and childcare therefore the rate of living with relatives was higher than single mothers. And single fathers’ owner occupation rate was double of single mothers’ because single fathers tend to remain their marital housing after divorce and especially single father who lived in their own house apt to remain their marital housing. Kuzunishi (2005) reported that single mother tend to move out of their marital housing (70%) and they chose their new residential area to prioritize preserving their children’s environment or seek relatives’ support for childcare. The tendency of moving situation after divorce between single mothers and single fathers was totally different. From these results it is inferred that single fathers tend to preserve their work environment more than children’s environment.