Jun 5, 2014

Biggest increase among those caring for family

Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids


In 2012, 2 million fathers were not working outside the home, up from 1.1 million in 1989. While illness and disability remain the most common reasons why fathers are not working, most of the growth is due to an increased number who are home mainly to care for family. The number of at-home dads peaked in 2010 amid widespread joblessness. Compared with working fathers, today’s stay-at-home dads are poorer, less educated, and older.

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LGBT in Changing Times

An overwhelming share of America’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults say society has become more accepting of them in the past decade and just as many expect it to grow even more accepting in the decade ahead, according to a new nationally representative survey of 1,197 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults. At the same time, however, about half say there is a lot of discrimination against LGBT adults and just 19% say there is a lot of acceptance of them today.

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Marriage and Family

The transformative trends of the past 50 years that have led to a sharp decline in marriage and a rise of new family forms have been shaped by attitudes and behaviors that differ by class, age and race. Using survey and Census data the Pew Research Center examines the major changes in marriage and family life.

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The Millennial Generation

The Millennial Generation—American teens and twentysomethings—is confident, self-expressive, liberal, upbeat and open to change. The Pew Research Center examines America’s newest generation in a yearlong series of original reports.

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All Things Census: Methods, Findings & Resources
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  • Current U.S. Population 318,894,357
  • Today: Births 426
  • Deaths 243
  • Net Immigration 77
Jul 17, 2014

Even After the Recession, A Continued Rise in Multi-Generational Living

A rising number and share of Americans–a record 57 million in 2012–live in multi-generational family households, with growth continuing even after the end of the Great Recession, according to a new Pew Research Center report based on U.S. Census Bureau data. Young adults ages 25 to 34 have been a major contributor to this growth, especially since 2010. The report can be found here.

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