ScienceFebruary 6, 2017

Parents of young children are more ‘vaccine hesitant’

Parents with children ages 4 or younger are more concerned than other Americans about the potential risk of side effects from the MMR vaccine.

Fact TankJanuary 3, 2017

More than a million Millennials are becoming moms each year

Some 1.3 million Millennial women gave birth for the first time in 2015, raising the total number of Millennial moms to more than 16 million.

Fact TankNovember 30, 2016

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.

Fact TankOctober 26, 2016

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.

October 26, 2016

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.

Fact TankOctober 10, 2016

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.

Fact TankSeptember 26, 2016

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.

Fact TankAugust 12, 2016

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.

Fact TankMay 6, 2016

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.

Fact TankMarch 31, 2016

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.