Several good, recent studies and articles on Millennials and how they view kids, families and work. These include:
Pew Research - Millennials in Adulthood: Pew consistently does excellent research and this report is another example.
It covers a wide range of topics related to how Millennials are behaving now that they are adults.
Now ranging in age from 18 to 33, they are relatively unattached to organized politics and religion, linked by social media, burdened by debt, distrustful of people, in no rush to marry— and optimistic about the future.
What is Work to a Millennial: Great article in Chief Learning Officer on how Millennials view work compared to other generations. Key quote on how this cohort views work:
Work is a means to an end. Work-life balance is their mantra. Millennials therefore (also called Gen Y) work to play. Not only will the millennials job- and industry-hop, but they will career hop, too. Millennials approach work as an experience. The end game of a career is that they made a difference in the world. Jobs are merely opportunities to learn, experiment, gain experience and become more well-rounded.
HBR's Is Work-Family Conflict Reaching a Tipping Point. I rarely listen to podcasts lasting more than a few minutes, but this 15 minute interview with the author of Baby Bust was more than worth making an exception for.
Excellent discussion of how Millennials view families and kids. The quick summary is Millennials are just as interested as prior generations in having kids, but they aren't sure they have the time and money to raise them.
What I really liked about all of these is the information is presented without the hype, drama and complaining usually associated with articles on Millennials.