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In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage. In 1960, half of children were living in this arrangement.
There are deep divisions among U.S. parents today rooted in economic well-being. Parents’ outlooks, worries and aspirations for their children are strongly linked to financial circumstances.
After more than four decades of serving as the nation's economic majority, the U.S. middle class is now matched in size by those in the economic tiers above and below it.
As American society gets grayer, families are taking the lead role in providing care for aging adults.
Most American adults say a family member is caring for their aging parent who needs help handling their affairs or caring for themselves. And if they’re not already helping out a parent, most expect to do so someday.
A larger share of young women live at home with their parents or other relatives than at any point since 1940, as more attend college and marry later in life.
Working moms and dads don’t necessarily see eye to eye when it comes to how certain tasks are divided at home.
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time.
In 46% of two-parent families, both mom and dad work full time. In most of these families, parents share the load on chores, discipline and quality time with kids, but scheduling and sick days fall more on mom.