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Intermarrriage in the U.S. 50 Years After Loving v. Virginia

May 18, 2017

In 2015, 17% of all U.S. newlyweds had a spouse of a different race or ethnicity, marking more than a fivefold increase since 1967, when 3% of newlyweds were intermarried, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. In that year, the U.S. Supreme Court in the Loving v. Virginia case ruled that marriage across racial lines was legal throughout the country. Until this ruling, interracial marriages were forbidden in many states.

Births Outside of Marriage Decline for Immigrant Women: Long-term Growth in Total U.S. Births Driven by the Foreign Born, Who Account for 23% of All Babies

October 26, 2016

This report is organized as follows. The first chapter provides an overview of trends since 1970 in U.S. births and birth rates among U.S.-born women and foreign-born women. The following chapter zeroes in on the trend since 1984 in births outside of marriage, and what factors may be contributing to the growing gap in births outside marriage between U.S.-born and foreign-born women. The third chapter examines differences by mother's nativity and region of birth on a number of other demographic and economic characteristics, including age, race, education, employment, financial well-being, years in the U.S. and English language skills. The last chapter examines the economic and demographic profiles of new mothers who were born in one of the nine countries and one U.S. territory accounting for the largest share of new U.S. foreign-born mothers.

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

April 8, 2014

This report examines the demographic characteristics of U.S. mothers who lived with their children younger than 18 in 2012 and did not work outside the home. It compares them with their counterparts in earlier years and reports on trends for this population since 1970, based on U.S. Census Bureau data. In addition, it compares the characteristics of stay-at-home mothers with those of mothers who work for pay outside the home. The report also compares the time use of stay-at-home and working mothers, using data from the American Time Use Survey, and reports on trends in public opinion about working and stay-at-home mothers.

The Rise of Single Fathers: A Ninefold Increase Since 1960

July 2, 2013

A record 8% of households with minor children in the United States are headed by a single father, up from just over 1% in 1960, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of Decennial Census and American Community Survey data.The number of single father households has increased about ninefold since 1960, from less than 300,000 to more than 2.6 million in 2011.In comparison, the number of single mother households increased more than fourfold during that time period, up to 8.6 million in 2011, from 1.9 million in 1960

The Rising Age Gap in Economic Well-Being

November 7, 2011

Compares changes in median net worth of households between 1984 and 2009 by age of head of household. Examines contributing factors, including the housing market bubble, the 2007-09 recession's effect on employment, and longer-term demographic trends.

Latinos and Digital Technology, 2010

February 9, 2011

Compares rates of Internet use, including cell phone use, home broadband access, and types of online activities engaged in by race/ethnicity, nativity, dominant language, age, education, income, and area of residence. Discusses factors behind disparities.

Since the Start of the Great Recession, More Children Raised by Grandparents

September 9, 2010

Examines 2000-08 trends in the share of children living with and/or being raised by grandparents by race/ethnicity and poverty level. Analyzes the recession's impact, grandparent caregivers' characteristics, and their own and parents' views of their care.

How Young Latinos Communicate With Friends in the Digital Age

July 28, 2010

Presents survey findings on frequency of texting, calling on cell phones and landlines, posting updates on social networking sites, and e-mailing among Latinos ages 16 to 25 by gender, language, and nativity and compared with adults and non-Latino youth.

The Latino Digital Divide: The Native Born Versus the Foreign Born

July 28, 2010

Based on a survey, compares the percentages of cell phone and Internet users among native- and foreign-born Latinos by age, gender, language, and educational attainment. Examines differences among Latinos and non-Latinos by age.

Childlessness Up Among All Women; Down Among Women With Advanced Degrees

June 25, 2010

Analyzes trends in the percentage of women ages 40-44 who have not borne children by education, race/ethnicity, and marital status, as well as contributing factors, including improved job opportunities for women and contraceptive methods.

The New Demography of American Motherhood

May 6, 2010

Compares the demographics of women who gave birth in 2008 with those who gave birth in 1990, including age, race/ethnicity, marital status, and education and examines contributing factors. Analyzes survey findings on views on parenthood and recent trends.

Latinos Online, 2006-2008: Narrowing the Gap

December 22, 2009

Presents survey findings on Internet use, Internet access at home, and broadband access among Latinos/Hispanics by nativity, age, education, English-reading ability, and income. Analyzes factors behind the trends and compares data with other groups.