Sharing chores a key to good marriage, say majority of married adults
But among those who have children, there are notable differences in perceptions of who actually does more of the work around the house.
5 facts about immigrant mothers and U.S. fertility trends
A new Pew Research Center report examines long-term trends in U.S. births among both U.S.-born and foreign-born women. Here are key findings from the report.
Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women
Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.
Most Americans say children are better off with a parent at home
Though both parents work full time in 46% of two-parent U.S. households, most Americans say children with two parents are better off when one stays home.
Among 41 nations, U.S. is the outlier when it comes to paid parental leave
Despite shifting responsibilities for American parents, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
Most states allow religious exemptions from child abuse and neglect laws
All states prosecute parents whose children come to severe harm through neglect. But in thirty-four states (as well as the District of Columbia, Guam and Puerto Rico), there are exemptions in the civil child abuse statutes when medical treatment for a child conflicts with the religious beliefs of parents.
6 facts about American fathers
Today, fathers who live with their children are taking a more active role in caring for them and helping out around the house. And the ranks of stay-at-home and single fathers have grown significantly in recent decades. At the same time, more and more children are growing up without a father in the home.
How do American mothers feel about being a mom? It depends on how old their kids are
Changing diapers and arranging play dates is a world apart from running the carpool and helping with college applications.
10 demographic trends that are shaping the U.S. and the world
We gathered key facts for this year’s Population Association of America (PAA) meeting.
Dangers that teens and kids face: A look at the data
What the data show on bullying, drug and alcohol use, depression, violence and other common sources of parental concern.