Millennials lead in single-mom and cohabiting homes

This Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows a "For Sale" sign hanging in front of an existing home in Atlanta. Photo: John Bazemore/AP

A new Pew Research report revealed that Millennial households are leading other generations in several areas, despite heading far fewer households than Gen Xers and Baby Boomers.

Two big findings: Millennials lead other generations in single-mother headed households, and account for half of homes headed by cohabiting-couples.

Why it matters: Dr. Elisabeth Kelan, a Professor of Leadership at Cranfield School of Management at Cranfield University in England, said: "These data points signal a trend that we have observed for a time: cohabiting and being a single parent are no longer a stigma."