Oct. 8, 2013

Parents Find Child Care More Meaningful, Tiring Than Paid Work

Mothers and fathers both find more meaning in time with their kids than they do in the time they spend at work. However, mothers are more likely than fathers to find both activities exhausting.

Sep. 4, 2013

One-in-Ten Children Are Living with a Grandparent

In 2011, 7.7 million children in the U.S.–one-in-ten—were living with a grandparent, and approximately 3 million of these children were also being cared for primarily by that grandparent.

Fact Tank Aug. 19, 2013

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.

Jul. 2, 2013

Rise of Single Fathers

A record 8% of households with minor children in the United States are headed by a single father, up from just over 1% in 1960. The increase is likely due to the growing share of non-marital births, higher divorce rates and the increasing importance of fathers as caregivers.

Fact Tank Jun. 11, 2013

5 facts about fathers

The Census Bureau estimates that last year there were about 189,000 stay-at-home dads, defined as married fathers with children younger than 15 who stayed out of the labor force for at least one year primarily to care for the family while their wife works outside the home. Those dads cared for an estimated 369,000 children. Fathers […]

Fact Tank May. 29, 2013

Breadwinner moms on the rise: Tell us your experience

Our new report on “Breadwinner Moms” has attracted widespread press coverage and discussion. FactTank asks readers to weigh in with their reactions.

May. 29, 2013

Breadwinner Moms

Mothers are now the sole or primary provider in 40% of households with children, up from just 11% in 1960. The public is conflicted about the gains women have made in the workplace, applauding the economic benefits, but also voicing concerns about the impact on children and marriage.

Mar. 15, 2013

Modern Parenthood: Live Discussion Transcript

Kim Parker, associate director of the Pew Research Center’s Social & Demographic Trends Project, and Wendy Wang, research associate, answer questions from readers on the Modern Parenthood survey,

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Mar. 14, 2013

Slideshow: Key Findings from the “Modern Parenthood” Survey

The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century.

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Mar. 14, 2013

Quiz: Which parent does more in your home?

In the “Modern Parenthood” report, we asked married and cohabiting parents with children under 18 to compare their workload at home with that of their spouses or partners. Answer two questions to find out how you compare with the parents who took our nationwide survey.