June 16, 2016

6 facts about American fathers

Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home.

May 19, 2016

Americans’ views of women as political leaders differ by gender

May 6, 2016

How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are

Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.

April 29, 2016

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?

December 30, 2015

It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either

In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.

December 11, 2015

Twins, triplets and more: More U.S. births are multiples than ever before

The share of multiples born in the U.S. is at an all-time high. In 2014, 3.5% of all babies born were twins, triplets or higher-order multiples, new data show.

GlobalNovember 20, 2015

Without one-child policy, China still might not see baby boom, gender balance

China’s rapid economic development, its urbanization and its culture will continue to play a role in family size and the population’s gender makeup.

June 24, 2015

Today’s multiracial babies reflect America’s changing demographics

To get a sense of how the country’s racial demographics are changing, take a look at the differences between mixed-race Americans old and young.

June 19, 2015

College-educated men take their time becoming dads

The likelihood of becoming a young father plummets for those with a bachelor’s degree or more: Just 14% had their first child prior to age 25.

June 17, 2015

Share of births to unmarried women dips, reversing a long trend

In 2014, 40% of births were to unmarried mothers, a slight decline from the 41% share that had held steady since 2008. Although the single percentage point drop in 2014 was small, it was only the third one-year dip in this measure since the end of World War II.