5 Fast Facts About Moms
By Drew DeSilver 52.9% of women aged 15-44, or about 32.5 million, were mothers in 2010, according to the Census Bureau. The U.S. birth rate dipped in 2011 to the lowest ever recorded, led by a plunge in births to immigrant women since the onset of the Great Recession. Today’s mothers have more education than [...]
Record Share of New Mothers Are College Educated
Women with infant children in the U.S. are more educated than ever, reflecting a decades-long rise in the educational levels of all women and a steep decline in births among less-educated women.
The World’s Muslims
A new global survey of Muslims shows they are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics.
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.
Broad Support for Combat Roles for Women
Two-thirds of Americans support allowing women in the military to serve in combat roles and nearly half say the new policy will not alter military effectiveness.
Pentagon’s Lifting of Combat Ban Comes as Role of Military Women Grows
In December 2011, the Pew Research Center examined the roles and attitudes of female military veterans and found that, while many combat roles were withheld from female veterans, women in the military did report experiencing combat and had many of the same issues as men during their transition back into civilian life.
Indians Support Gender Equality But Still Give Men Edge in Workplace, Higher Education
The recent gang rape and killing of a young woman in New Delhi – and the subsequent protests – have focused worldwide attention on gender issues in India.