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Yes, we know that Millennials are different from previous generations, and a new report from the Census Bureau finds that among those differences is a shift toward choosing work and education over family. Millennial women are taking longer to get married and have children than women of previous generations.
However, another report from sociologists has found that while Millennials still support opportunities for women working outside the home, they also are embracing traditional attitudes about male breadwinners, female homemakers and male authority in the home.
Millennials Differ from Other Generations in Almost Every Regard. Here's the DataThe author of the new Census Bureau report released this week, demographer Jonathan Vespa, looked at four common milestones of adulthood—getting married, having kids, getting a job and living on your own. One of the ways Millennials differ is in the number of "homemakers" among this generation. Between 1975 and 2016, the number of young female homemakers dropped from 43 percent to 14 percent. (USA Today)
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Millennials Are More Likely to Think Women Should Stay at Home Than the Previous GenerationA new Census Bureau report out this week indicates Millennials are putting off marriage and having children. A separate report by sociologists Joanna Pepin and David Cotter for the Council on Contemporary Families found that young Millennials are far less progressive than their counterparts from two decades ago on issues regarding women and housework.(New York Magazine)
Why Would Millennial Men Prefer Stay-at-Home Wives? Race and Feminism. Changes in population makeup and the women's movement help explain a turn to tradition. After embracing increasingly feminist family attitudes from the 1970s to the 1990s, young adults are more likely to accept traditional attitudes about male breadwinning, female homemaking and male authority in the home, according to a recent report from sociologists Joanna Pepin and David Cotter. They note that although Millennials have not backed off their support for opportunities for working women, they are less likely to embrace egalitarianism at home compared with young adults two decades ago.(Washington Post)
Young Women Make Economic Strides As Young Men Fall Behind In U.S.More young women are climbing up the income ladder as more young men move down, according to the Census Bureau report on Millennials. The share of young women working full time has jumped from just shy of one-half (49 percent) to more than two-thirds (70 percent) over the past four decades. And more of them are moving into higher income brackets: The share of young women earning $60,000 or more (in 2015 dollars) increased from around 2 percent to 13 percent. (NPR)
How Millennials Want to Work and Live Gallup has compiled a free report on what Millennials want and what that means for the future of your organization. Registration is required to access it. (Gallup)
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