6 facts about U.S. mothers
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports.
It’s becoming more common for young adults to live at home – and for longer stretches
Through both recession and recovery, the share of young adults living in their parents’ home continues to rise. As of 2016, 15% of 25- to 35-year-old Millennials were living in their parents’ home.
Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older
Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.
Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to
The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.
The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay
The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.
About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member
Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.
About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
Access to paid family leave varies widely across employers, industries
Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, but relatively few workers have access to it. Access to paid leave varies considerably by industry, type of employer and employer’s size.
Shareable facts on how Americans view and experience family and medical leave
Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies
Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.