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.
Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids
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.
On weekends, dads find more time for leisure than moms
The "leisure gap" between fathers and mothers, which is quite modest on the weekdays, grows to a one hour difference on Saturdays and Sundays.
Rising cost of child care may help explain recent increase in stay-at-home moms
The rising cost of child care may be among the factors behind a recent rise in the number of stay-at-home mothers.
7 key findings about stay-at-home moms
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home has risen over the past decade, reversing a long-term decline in stay-at-home mothers.
After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers
The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.
The 'leisure gap' between mothers and fathers
Study: More men on the 'daddy track'
More dads than ever before—roughly 550,000 in the past decade and counting—are staying home full-time with their children.
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