Mar. 31, 2015

Working while pregnant is much more common than it used to be

The latest figures show that 66% of mothers who gave birth to their first child between 2006 and 2008 worked during pregnancy, up from 44% in the early 1960s.

Dec. 22, 2014

Fewer than half of U.S. kids today live in a ‘traditional’ family

Just 46% of U.S. kids under 18 are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage, a marked change from 1960.

U.S. Politics Sep. 18, 2014

How is Ideology Linked to Child-Rearing Values?

From Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel, explore responses to a survey about which of 12 traits parents feel are “especially important to teach children.”

U.S. Politics Sep. 18, 2014

Teaching the Children: Sharp Ideological Differences, Some Common Ground

People with consistently conservative political values are particularly likely to say it is important to teach children religious faith, while those with consistently liberal values stand out for the priority they give to teaching tolerance.

Sep. 18, 2014

Families may differ, but they share common values on parenting

A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.

Jun. 5, 2014

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.

Fact Tank May. 9, 2014

5 questions (and answers) about American moms today

Today’s American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.

May. 7, 2014

Opting out? About 10% of highly educated moms are staying at home

Among mothers with professional degrees, such as medical degrees, law degrees or nursing degrees, 11% are out of the workforce in order to care for their families, as are 9% of Master’s degree holders and 6% of mothers with a Ph.D.

Apr. 24, 2014

Among Hispanics, immigrants more likely to be stay-at-home moms and to believe that’s best for kids

Views among Hispanics born in the U.S. mirror those of all Americans—about six-in-ten believe that kids are better off if a parent stays home to focus on the family. But a far larger majority—85%–of foreign-born Hispanics say that children are better off if a parent is at home.

Apr. 18, 2014

On weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms

The “leisure gap” between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.