7 facts about U.S. moms
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago. Read key findings about American mothers and motherhood.
More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year
In all, more than 17 million Millennial women in the U.S. have become mothers. In 2016, Millennial women accounted for 82% of U.S. births.
About one-third of U.S. children are living with an unmarried parent
The share of U.S. children living with an unmarried parent has more than doubled since 1968, jumping from 13% to 32% in 2017.
The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents
One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.