January 18, 2018

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

January 8, 2018

Most dads say they spend too little time with their children; about a quarter live apart from them

U.S. fathers today are spending more time caring for their children than they did a half-century ago. Moms, by comparison, still do more of the child care and are more likely than dads to say they are satisfied with the amount of time they spend with their kids.

August 29, 2017

Over the past 25 years, immigrant moms bolstered births in 48 states

Without a 6% increase in births to foreign-born women between 1990 and 2015, an overall decline in annual U.S. births would have been even larger.

June 26, 2017

Among U.S. gun owners, parents more likely than non-parents to keep their guns locked and unloaded

Among gun-owning parents with children in their household, 54% say all guns in their home are kept in a locked place and 53% say they are all kept unloaded.

June 15, 2017

6 facts about American fathers

The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges, as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work. Here are some key findings about fathers.

June 6, 2017

The rise of multiracial and multiethnic babies in the U.S.

One-in-seven U.S. infants were multiracial or multiethnic in 2015, nearly triple the share in 1980.

May 15, 2017

Four research highlights for 2017 from the largest U.S. demography conference

At this year’s annual meeting of the Population Association of America, the nation’s largest demography conference, researchers explored some long-studied topics from new perspectives.

May 11, 2017

6 facts about U.S. mothers

American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Here are some key findings about American mothers and motherhood from Pew Research Center reports.

April 4, 2017

Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to

The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.

March 30, 2017

About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.