ReportApril 25, 2018

The Changing Profile of Unmarried Parents

One-in-four parents living with a child in the United States today are unmarried, up from 7% in 1968. A growing share of unmarried parents are cohabiting partners.

ReportsJanuary 18, 2018

They’re Waiting Longer, but U.S. Women Today More Likely to Have Children Than a Decade Ago

The share of U.S. women at the end of their childbearing years who have ever given birth was higher in 2016 than it had been 10 years earlier.

ReportMarch 23, 2017

Americans Widely Support Paid Family and Medical Leave, but Differ Over Specific Policies

Most Americans say workers should receive paid leave, but the level of support varies across different situations. Experiences with leave vary by income and gender.

ReportsOctober 26, 2016

Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women

Long-term growth in total U.S. births has been driven by the foreign born, who accounted for 23% of all babies born in 2014.

ReportsDecember 17, 2015

Parenting in America

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.

ReportsNovember 4, 2015

Raising Kids and Running a Household: How Working Parents Share the Load

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.

ReportsMay 21, 2015

Family Support in Graying Societies

America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.

ReportsMay 7, 2015

Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women

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.

ReportsJune 5, 2014

Growing Number of Dads Home with the Kids

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.

ReportsApril 8, 2014

After Decades of Decline, A Rise in Stay-at-Home Mothers

The share of mothers who do not work outside the home rose to 29% in 2012, up from a modern-era low of 23% in 1999, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of government data.