Mothers in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on mothers in the United States

This Statista dossier on mothers in the United States provides, among other information, figures and statistics on single mothers and their children, on working mothers, as well as on teenage pregnancy.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • United States - birth rate from 1990-2017

    • Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2018

    • Births and deaths in the U.S. by state 2017

    • U.S. metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of female-headed households 2017

    • Women's satisfaction with their life as a parent in the U.S. in 2014

  • 2. Birth
    • Fertility rate in the United States 2017

    • Total fertility rate by ethnicity U.S. 2017

    • Births - number by age of mother 2018

    • Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2017, by age of mother

    • Cesarean delivery rate in the U.S. from 1996-2017, by ethnicity of mother

    • Births (per 1,000 women) by educational attainment of mother U.S. 2018

    • Twin birth rates in the United States by age of mother 2017

  • 3. Single mothers
    • Number of custodial mothers in the United States 2011

    • Number of poor families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2018

    • Number of custodial mothers awarded child support - U.S. 2011

    • Work status of custodial mothers in the U.S. from 1993-2015

    • Percentage of single mother households in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • Number of white, non-Hispanic single mother households U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of white, non-Hispanic single mother households U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of Hispanic families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Poverty rate of Hispanic families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of Black single mothers in the U.S. 1990-2018

    • Poverty rate of Black single mothers U.S. 1990-2018

    • Number of Asian families with a single mother in the U.S. 2002-2018

    • Poverty rate of Asian families with a single mother in the U.S. 2002-2018

  • 4. Teenage mothers
    • Birth rate by age of mother in the U.S. 2017

    • Top U.S. states based on teenage birth rate 2017

    • Birth rates for U.S. teen women aged 15-19 from 1991-2017, by ethnicity

    • Importance of avoiding pregnancy for American teenagers in 2012, by gender

    • U.S. teens' level of information about abstinence, birth control and protection 2012

  • 5. Working mothers
    • Time spending of stay-at-home mothers and workings mothers in the U.S. 2012

    • United States stay-at-home mothers and fathers in 2012

    • Most important issues facing working women in the U.S. 2014

    • U.S. household expenditure on babysitting and child care 2007-2018

    • Share of child care arrangements for children ages three to five in the U.S. 2016

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