Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave
Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
Many countries allow child marriage
Almost all of the world’s nations have laws specifying at which age a couple can marry, and in most of these countries, those under the age of 18 are allowed to wed.
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.
Increase in living with parents driven by those ages 25-34, non-college grads
Adults in their late 20s and early 30s are living with their parents at record or near-record levels.
In the U.S. and abroad, more young adults are living with their parents
Across much of the developed world, researchers have found that more young adults are living at their parents’ home for longer periods of time.
From multiracial children to gender identity, what some demographers are studying now
The nation’s largest annual demography conference, the Population Association of America meeting, featured new research on topics including couples who live in separate homes, children of multiracial couples, transgender Americans, immigration law enforcement and how climate change affects migration.
10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
Smaller Share of Women Ages 65 and Older are Living Alone
After rising steadily for nearly a century, the share of older Americans who live alone has fallen since 1990, largely because women ages 65 to 84 are increasingly likely to live with their spouse or their children.
Parents, Teens and Digital Monitoring
Parents monitor their teen’s digital activities in a number of ways, such as checking browser histories or social media profiles, but using technical means like parental controls is less common.
Parenting in America
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.