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.
Rising Share of Highly Educated Women Are Becoming Mothers
For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.
Record Share of Americans Have Never Been Married
One-in-five adults ages 25 and older have never married, up from 9% in 1960. Shifting public attitudes toward marriage, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may have all played a role.
Young Adults Drive Increase in Multi-Generational Living
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households, which spiked during the Great Recession, has risen to a record 57 million in 2012, including about one-in-four young adults ages 25-34.
5 facts about today’s fathers
As the American family changes, fatherhood is changing in important and sometimes surprising ways.
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 facts about the modern American family
In 1960, 37% of households included a married couple raising their own children. More than a half-century later, just 16% of households look like that.
U.S. Births Drive Rising Hispanic Population
Since 2000, the U.S.-born Latino population has grown at a faster rate than the immigrant population. As a result, the foreign-born share of Latinos is now in decline.
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.