Jul. 14, 2015

Black child poverty rate holds steady, even as other groups see declines

The share of American children living in poverty has declined slightly since 2010 as the nation’s economy has improved. But the poverty rate has changed little for black children, the group most likely to be living in poverty.

Fact Tank Jul. 13, 2015

Where teens are finding summer jobs: More food service, less retail

Fewer teens are working summer jobs, but those who are are more likely to be in the accommodation and food service sector and less likely to be working retail.

Fact Tank Jun. 23, 2015

The fading of the teen summer job

The share of teens working summer jobs has dwindled, from well over half as recently as the 1980s to less than a third last year.

Fact Tank Apr. 10, 2015

On social media, mom and dad are watching

Today, 60% of parents have checked their teenagers’ profile on a social networking site.

Internet & Tech Apr. 9, 2015

How Teens Use Social Media & Technology

Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online “almost constantly.”

Fact Tank Feb. 19, 2015

The skills Americans say kids need to succeed in life

In a recent Pew Research survey, more respondents said communication skills were most important for children to have, followed by reading, math, teamwork, writing and logic. Science fell somewhere in the middle.

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.

Fact Tank Sep. 17, 2014

Young Americans divided over striking ISIS

Majorities of Republicans and Democrats approve of President Obama’s military plan against ISIS, but one group is not quite on board: younger people.

Apr. 21, 2014

Why is the teen birth rate falling?

The teen birth rate has been on a steep decline since the early 1990s. What’s behind the trend?

Oct. 8, 2013

Parents Find Child Care More Meaningful, Tiring Than Paid Work

Mothers and fathers both find more meaning in time with their kids than they do in the time they spend at work. However, mothers are more likely than fathers to find both activities exhausting.