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.

Mar. 14, 2013

Modern Parenthood

The way moms and dads spend their time has changed dramatically over the past 50 years, but gender gaps remain. Both feel the stress of balancing work and family.

Jan. 30, 2013

Middle-Aged Adults “Sandwiched” Between Aging Parents and Kids

Nearly half of middle-aged adults have an older parent and are supporting a child. And about one-in-seven are providing financial support to both an aging parent and a child.