Category Archives: Families

Another View of the Gender Earnings Gap

  Written by: Jamie M. Lewis, Ph.D., Statistician, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch In 2014, the female-to-male earnings ratio stood at 0.79, indicating that the median earnings of women who worked full time, year-round was 79 percent of what their … Continue reading

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A Gray Revolution in Living Arrangements

Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Emily Schondelmyer The last 50 years have witnessed a revolution in young adult living arrangements, which are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. The transformation is not limited to young … Continue reading

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Singles, Mingles and Wedding Jingles: Partnerships and Living Arrangements from 1967 to 2014

Written by: Emily Schondelmyer and Jonathan Vespa For nearly half a century, the Census Bureau has been collecting data on America’s living arrangements. Young adults age 18 to 34 have experienced significant changes in who they live with when compared … Continue reading

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Percentage of Children living in Owner-Occupied Homes Still Down From Prerecession Levels

By Emily Schondelmyer, demographer The Census Bureau released its annual “Families and Living Arrangements” table package today, finding that about 20 percent of the nation’s children are receiving food stamps. The economic well-being of households with children declined during the … Continue reading

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Statistical Definition of ‘Family’ Unchanged Since 1930

By David Pemberton, historian What is the Census Bureau’s definition of “family”? Printed decennial census reports from 1930 to the present are consistent in their definition of “family.” The 2010 version states: “A family consists of a householder and one … Continue reading

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