For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.
A record 3.8 million black immigrants live in the U.S. today, accounting for 8.7% of the nation’s black population, nearly triple their share in 1980. While half are from the Caribbean, African immigration has soared since 2000.
Most Americans say women are every bit as capable of being good leaders as men, whether in political offices or in corporate boardrooms. So why, then, are they underrepresented in top jobs?
In 2013, 40% of new marriages in the U.S. included at least one partner who had been married before. Almost 42 million Americans have been married more than once, up from 22 million in 1980.
In 2012, a record 69% of the nation’s new college graduates had taken out student loans. Graduates from more affluent families are much more likely to borrow today than they were 20 years ago.
One-in-five adults ages 25 and older have never married, up from 9% in 1960. Shifting public attitudes toward marriage, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may have all played a role.
A record 57 million Americans, or 18.1% of the population of the United States, lived in multi-generational family households in 2012.
The number of Americans living in multi-generational households, which spiked during the Great Recession, has risen to a record 57 million in 2012, including about one-in-four young adults ages 25-34.
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.
Households headed by young adults owing student debt lag far behind their peers in terms of wealth accumulation and tend to carry larger amounts of other kinds of debt.