May 3, 2021
For Father’s Day, we look at the range of experiences dads have in the U.S. today — how they balance work and home, and some of the ways they take care of their families. Data comes from the Pew Research Center, the U.S. Census Bureau, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
That’s about triple the average of 2.5 hours that fathers spent in 1965. Learn more.
And out of those in the labor force, 90% are full-time workers. Learn more.
In comparison, in 1970, almost half of married fathers (47%) were the sole earners in their family. This is based on those with children under 18 at home. Learn more.
This is based on working-age fathers (ages 18 to 64) with children under 18 at home. In comparison, 25% of working-age mothers said the same. Learn more.
This is according to an October 2020 survey. Learn more.
In comparison, 27% of mothers are stay-at-home moms. Learn more.
In comparison, 80% of mothers say they usually shop for groceries. Learn more.
Another 48% said they spend too little time and 5% said they spend too much time with them. Learn more.
In comparison, 1% of children in 1968 lived with a single dad. Learn more.
A snapshot of what life is like for women with kids in the U.S. today
Family life looks much different for those ages 25 to 40 than for previous generations
Income loss, child care woes, food shortages, and a rare bright spot