Male parental irresponsibility
Surrendered father role
It is generally easier for men to avoid the responsibilities of parenthood than women. Following divorce or the breakup of a relationship, fathers may be reluctant to provide any support for children engendered during that relationship. Reluctance to provide support may sometimes stem from a desire for revenge. More often it is out of necessity.
In Russian single mothers are subjected to isolation and social disapproval, but men who abandon their families, or even several families, are not censured. Public opinion accepts fathers who do not pay child support, blaming the women for her poverty.
The resources of most divorced men are insufficient to support two households. It has been claimed that 85% of divorcees are living around the subsistence level in Germany. Many divorced men on middle incomes claim they end up eking out a miserable existence in cramped flats, with mounting debts, high legal costs, and often maintenance arrears, whilst women who have not worked during marriage are rewarded for it.