Wendy Wang is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center. She conducts demographic research on issues related to family, gender, race, aging, health and time use. Wang is also involved in survey questionnaire and sample designs. She holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Maryland, where her research concentrated on demography and gender, work and family. Her dissertation looks at fathers' childcare time using the American Time Use Survey. She has published articles in academic journals such as the American Journal of Sociology and Journal of Marriage and Family. Read full bio
Interracial marriage: Who is ‘marrying out’?
Interracial marriages have increased steadily since 1967, when the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all anti-miscegenation laws remaining in 16 states.
The best and worst cities for women looking to marry
Young adults who would like to get married naturally start looking for love in the community they live in, but it turns out that in some parts of the country, the odds may be against them.
5 questions (and answers) about American moms today
Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
On weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms
The “leisure gap” between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.
Record share of wives are more educated than their husbands
For the first time in 50 years, the share of couples in which the wife is the one “marrying down” educationally is higher than those in which the husband has more education.
The ‘leisure gap’ between mothers and fathers
Mothers and work: What’s ’ideal’?
For most American mothers, part-time work would be their ideal work situation, preferred over full-time work or not working at all outside the home.
For young adults, the ideal marriage meets reality
Given young adults’ strong preference for a dual-income marriage model and their positive attitudes about working women, we might expect that they would be more likely to embrace the dual-income model when they themselves are married. However, it’s not the case.