Category Archives: Families

Marrying Older, But Sooner?

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Tweet Written By: Jonathan Vespa The age when Americans marry for the first time has risen to its highest point since the 1950s. Although true, there is more to the story. With life expectancy increasing, Americans today are actually marrying … Continue reading

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Married Couples are Not the Only Type of Two-Parent Family

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Tweet Written by: Jamie M. Lewis When you think of a two-parent family, you may picture a married couple with children under 18. Although these families make up a substantial proportion of all households, at 19 percent, they are not … Continue reading

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Households on the Move

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Tweet Written by:  David Ihrke During the previous year, 13.7 percent of householders living with their own children moved. What may seem surprising is that this rate is higher than for those without kids at home. We also see differences … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Married Household?

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Tweet Written by: Jonathan Vespa Did you know that in 1970 married couples with children made up 40 percent of American households? Today, they comprise just 20 percent (see figure).   What looks like a dramatic drop in married households may … Continue reading

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How Do We Know About Child Care in the U.S.?

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Tweet Written by: Lynda Laughlin The increase in maternal employment and desire for educational opportunities for young children has increased the need and demand for child care.  An infographic released today by the U.S. Census Bureau illustrates and provides an … Continue reading

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