The pandemic has highlighted many challenges for mothers, but they aren’t necessarily new
The pandemic has presented challenges and obstacles for many Americans, but one group has been getting a lot of attention lately: moms.
A rising share of working parents in the U.S. say it’s been difficult to handle child care during the pandemic
52% of employed parents with children younger than 12 say it has been difficult to handle child care responsibilities during the pandemic.
Despite challenges at home and work, most working moms and dads say being employed is what’s best for them
Balancing work and family duties brings challenges for working parents. Yet many say working is best for them at this point in their life.
8 facts about American dads
The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work.
6 facts about U.S. moms
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago.
Stay-at-home moms and dads account for about one-in-five U.S. parents
More than 11 million U.S. parents – or 18% – were not working outside the home in 2016. The stay-at-home share of U.S. parents in 2016 was almost identical to what it was in 1989, but there has been a modest increase among fathers.
About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave
By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.
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.
College-educated men take their time becoming dads
The likelihood of becoming a young father plummets for those with a bachelor’s degree or more: Just 14% had their first child prior to age 25.
Working-mom guilt? Many dads feel it too
Today's working fathers are just as likely as working mothers to say that finding the right balance between their job and their family life is a challenge.
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