More than half (54%) of mothers near the end of their childbearing years with at least a master’s degree had their first child after their 20s. In fact, one-fifth didn’t become mothers until they were at least 35. Some 28% became moms in their late 20s, and 18% had children earlier in their lives.
How common is it for new parents to put down roots in the same areas that they themselves were born? The answer, according to a new Pew Research analysis, depends on which part of the country they hail from.
For the first time in decades, the non-marital birth rate in the U.S. has been declining. It's likely that the decline occurred as a result of the economic recession of 2007-2009.
States that were hit the hardest by the Great Recession experienced the biggest birthrate declines.
The sharp decline in U.S. births after the onset of the Great Recession—especially among Hispanics—has slowed the nation’s transition to a majority-minority youth population.
Two years ago, the Census Bureau announced the nation had reached a new demographic tipping point. But new data shows that tipping point may not have arrived yet.
Today's American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
In 1960, 37% of households included a married couple raising their own children. More than a half-century later, just 16% of households look like that.
*Visit the most recent data. This statistical profile of the foreign-born population is based on Pew Research Center’s Hispanic Trends Project tabulations of the Census Bureau’s 2012 American Community Survey (ACS). Users should exercise caution when comparing the 2012 estimates with estimates for previous years. Population estimates in the 2012 ACS are based on the […]
This links to a Fact Tank posting about factors linked to the decline in U.S. teen births. Among them are the economy and changes in sexual behavior.