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.
5 facts about family caregivers
Most American adults say a family member is caring for their aging parent who needs help handling their affairs or caring for themselves. And if they’re not already helping out a parent, most expect to do so someday.
How American parents balance work and family life when both work
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time.
How Working Parents Share Responsibilities at Home
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time. In most of these families, parents share the load on chores, discipline and quality time with kids, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.
Family Support in Graying Societies
America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.
Americans’ ideal family size is smaller than it used to be
Half of Americans (48%) say two is the ideal number of children for a family to have, reflecting a decades-long preference for a smaller family over a larger one.
More Dads Staying Home with the Kids
The number of fathers who do not work outside the home has nearly doubled since 1989, rising markedly in recent years. And more of these “stay-at-home” dads say they’re home primarily to care for family.
5 questions (and answers) about American moms today
Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
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.
A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers
The long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers has reversed. Two-thirds of stay-at-home mothers are married with working husbands, but a growing share is unmarried.