The ‘leisure gap’ between mothers and fathers
In America, fathers, on average, have about three hours more leisure time per week than mothers. This “leisure gap” has been consistent at least over the past decade. What are dads doing with their extra time? For the most part, they’re watching TV, according to new Pew Research Center analysis of data from the government-sponsored […]
After recession, more children living with Grandma or Grandpa
In 2011, about 3 million U.S. children were living with and being primarily cared for by a grandparent.
Study: More men on the ‘daddy track’
More dads than ever before—roughly 550,000 in the past decade and counting—are staying home full-time with their children.
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.
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.
A Rising Share of Young Adults Live in Their Parents’ Home
A record number of Millennials—young adults ages 18 to 31—were living in their parents’ home in 2012 due to a combination of economic, educational and cultural factors.
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.
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.
Slideshow: Key Findings from the “Modern Parenthood” Survey
The way mothers and fathers spend their time has changed dramatically in the past half century.
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.