In 2021, 18% of parents didn’t work for pay, which was unchanged from 2016, according to a new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data.
For Father’s Day, here are six facts about the views and experiences shaping fatherhood in the United States today.
For Mother’s Day, here’s a snapshot of what motherhood looks like in the U.S. today, drawn from government data and Pew Research Center surveys.
Mental health concerns top the list of worries for parents, followed by concerns about their children being bullied. The vast majority of parents say being a parent is enjoyable and rewarding all or most of the time, but substantial shares also find it tiring and stressful.
For many U.S. moms, pandemic brought increase in time spent caring for kids while doing other things
Widespread child care challenges from the coronavirus pandemic lasted into 2021 for some U.S. parents.
Here is what Center surveys show about American moms’ experiences juggling work and parenting responsibilities during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The share of mothers who said it would be best for them to work full time dropped from 51% to 44% between 2019 and 2020.
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.