The gender wage gap narrows as women move into high-skill jobs and acquire more education. Women are now in the majority in jobs that draw most heavily on either social or fundamental skills.
Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Among the changes: Smartphones and social media became the norm, church attendance fell, and same-sex marriage and legalizing marijuana gained support.
Views differ sharply by party and age when it comes to whether forms or online profiles should include gender options other than “man” and “woman.”
Despite parents' shifting responsibilities, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
The 30-year low reflects in part tight labor markets and falling unemployment, but also higher shares of young women at work or in school.
Worldwide, most of the countries that allow gay marriage are in Western Europe. In the Americas, five countries have legalized gay marriage.
A growing number of governments around the world are considering whether to grant legal recognition to same-sex marriages. So far, 30 countries and territories have enacted national laws allowing gays and lesbians to marry, mostly in Europe and the Americas. In Mexico, some jurisdictions allow same-sex couples to wed, while others do not. Below is […]
More than 18 years after the Netherlands became the world’s first country to allow same-sex marriage, Austria became the latest European nation to legalize the practice.
Moms are more likely than dads to say they are the primary meal preparers, and they spend more time on average than dads on meal preparation.