Family and Relationships

July 23, 2017 – 10:34 pm

Number of U.S. adults cohabiting with a partner continues to rise, especially among those 50 and older

Roughly half of U.S. cohabiters are younger than 35. But an increasing number of Americans ages 50 and older are in cohabiting relationships.

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Why workers don’t always take family or medical leave when they need to

The most frequently cited reason for not taking family or medical leave when one needs or wants to is concern over loss of wages or salary.

The narrowing, but persistent, gender gap in pay

The estimated 17-cent gender pay gap for all workers in 2015 has narrowed, from 36 cents in 1980.

About one-in-four U.S. workers have taken leave to care for a seriously ill family member

Roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults say workers should receive paid leave when they need to take time off to care for a sick family member.

About one-in-seven Americans don’t think men should be able to take any paternity leave

By comparison, just 3% say women shouldn’t be able to take any type of maternity leave.

Access to paid family leave varies widely across employers, industries

Americans generally support paid family and medical leave, according to a new Pew Research Center survey, but relatively few workers have access to it. Access to paid leave varies considerably by industry, type of employer and employer’s size.

Shareable facts on how Americans view and experience family and medical leave

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.

Key takeaways on Americans’ views of and experiences with family and medical leave

Many Americans support paid family and medical leave, and most supporters say employers should cover the costs.

5 facts on love and marriage in America

Americans may not be embracing the institution of marriage as they used to, but that doesn’t mean they are giving up on relationships. From online dating, to remarriage, to cohabitation, here are five facts about the state of love and marriage in the U.S.

Source: www.pewresearch.org


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