Apr. 8, 2014

Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms

The rising cost of child care may be among the factors behind a recent rise in the number of stay-at-home mothers.

Fact Tank Apr. 8, 2014

Data Feed: A decade of campaign ads, gender gaps on wages and jobs, outlook for global growth

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Apr. 8, 2014

7 key findings about stay-at-home moms

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.

Apr. 8, 2014

On Equal Pay Day, key facts about the gender pay gap

Today marks “Equal Pay Day,” the date that symbolizes how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work to earn what the average American man did in the previous year. With a new executive order issued today, President Obama and Democrats are hoping to peg the gender wage gap as a major […]

Fact Tank Apr. 7, 2014

Data Feed: Democrats and inequality, remittances from migrant women, gasoline taxes, India’s big election

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Apr. 7, 2014

6 facts about marijuana

A new Pew Research Center survey on the nation’s drug policies found a continued increase in support for legalizing marijuana. These are six key facts on views about the issue.

Fact Tank Apr. 4, 2014

WashPost/Kaiser: Many Iraq and Afghanistan veterans bring home the burdens of war

Veterans returning from serving in Iraq or Afghanistan say they have found re-entering civilian life to be difficult. A significant share says they have experienced outbursts of anger in daily life. Others say their mental or emotional health is worse since their time in the service, or that they have suffered post-traumatic stress disorder.

Fact Tank Apr. 4, 2014

Chart of the week: Still deep in the jobs hole

At current rates of job growth, employment won’t reach its pre-recession level for more than five years.

Fact Tank Apr. 4, 2014

Data Feed: 192,000 new jobs, veterans’ mental health, ‘bright flight’ from cities

A daily roundup of fresh data from scholars, governments, think tanks, pollsters and other social science researchers.

Fact Tank Apr. 4, 2014

U.S. doesn’t rank high in religious diversity

From a global perspective, the United States really is not all that religiously diverse.