The findings on greater increases in fathers’ than mothers’ incomes at the time of entering parenthood, as followed by postponement, may help explain why progress in achieving gender equality in the division of paid and unpaid work in families has been slow.
Mental disorders affect about one in seven children and adolescents worldwide. Most mental health conditions originate early in life, with 50 per cent arising before the age of 14 and 75 per cent by the mid-20s.
The nation’s economic challenges include decidedly mixed indicators: Yes, unemployment sits at 3.5%, matching a 50-year low. But the percentage of the population which is employed still has not returned to pre-pandemic levels: lower shares of both men and women were...
Parents today find themselves caught in a strange limbo. Many of us agree that intensive parenting is warranted. At the same time, a growing chorus claims that intensive parenting doesn’t benefit kids and might even harm them. Which side is right?
The present study is the result of the second phase of a project that was initiated in March 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis.
While efforts to introduce a new federal paid family leave program continue to stall in Congress, the number of states that have introduced their own programs climbed to 11 last year.