The American Family

A series from ‘After the Fact,’ Pew’s podcast

The American Family

In a special series, Pew’s “After the Fact” podcast explores the changing nature of the American family—from marriage trends to retirement finances—blending individual and family voices with expert perspectives on trends and their implications.

Join us as we explore:

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The American Family: The Not So Golden Years

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After all the hard work and child rearing, do Americans get to finally relax and retire with some financial stability? Research shows the golden age of retirement doesn’t always shine.

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The American Family: The Financial Crunch of Families

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The American Family: The Financial Crunch of Families

From diapers to day care and beyond, it’s getting more expensive to raise a family in the U.S. And just keeping up with daily costs makes saving for a rainy day or retirement all the harder. We speak with three families about what it takes to make it work—and what keeps them up at night.

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The American Family: Postponing Parenthood

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The American Family: Postponing Parenthood

American women are waiting longer to have children—but are more likely to have kids than they were a decade ago. Also, 1 in 4 parents living with a child is not married.

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The American Family: Waiting to Say ‘I Do’

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The American Family: Waiting to Say ‘I Do’

Does putting off marriage mean people no longer want to say “I do?” To learn more about this trend, we spoke to couples who are waiting to wed—in the first installment of our four-part series on today’s American family.

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After the Fact: A Podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Welcome to “After the Fact,” a new podcast from The Pew Charitable Trusts that brings you data and analysis on the issues that matter to you. Experts from Pew and other special guests discuss the numbers and trends shaping some of society’s biggest challenges, then go beyond the facts with nonpartisan analysis and action.