Globally, women are younger than their male partners. They also are more likely to age alone and to live in single-parent households.
Despite parents' shifting responsibilities, the U.S. is the only one of 41 nations that does not mandate any paid leave for new parents.
Almost a quarter of U.S. children under 18 live with one parent and no other adults, more than three times the share of children around the world who do so.
As marriage rates have declined, the share of U.S. adults who have ever lived with an unmarried partner has risen.
Financial independence is one of the many markers used to designate the crossover from childhood into young adulthood, and it’s a milestone most Americans (64%) think young adults should reach by the time they are 22 years old, according to a new Pew Research Center study. But that’s not the reality for most young adults who’ve reached this age.
This decade will likely be the first since the one that began in 1850 to break a long-running decline in American household size.
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.
The changing role of fathers has introduced new challenges as dads juggle the competing demands of family and work.
Roughly half of Americans say it’s better for a woman who wants to reach high political office to have children before entering politics. Views are different when it comes to leadership positions in the business world.
American motherhood has changed in many ways since Mother’s Day was first celebrated more than 100 years ago.