For women, postgraduate education and motherhood are increasingly going hand-in-hand. Not only are highly-educated women more likely to have kids, they are also having bigger families than in the past.
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.
The latest figures show that 66% of mothers who gave birth to their first child between 2006 and 2008 worked during pregnancy, up from 44% in the early 1960s.
Just 46% of U.S. kids under 18 are living in a home with two married heterosexual parents in their first marriage, a marked change from 1960.
A new Pew Research survey finds widespread agreement among parents over the traits that children should be taught.
People with consistently conservative political values are particularly likely to say it is important to teach children religious faith, while those with consistently liberal values stand out for the priority they give to teaching tolerance.
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.
Today's American mothers look far different from the mothers celebrated 100 years ago.
Among mothers with professional degrees, such as medical degrees, law degrees or nursing degrees, 11% are out of the workforce in order to care for their families, as are 9% of Master’s degree holders and 6% of mothers with a Ph.D.
Views among Hispanics born in the U.S. mirror those of all Americans—about six-in-ten believe that kids are better off if a parent stays home to focus on the family. But a far larger majority—85%--of foreign-born Hispanics say that children are better off if a parent is at home.