Category Archives: Families

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

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Statistical Definition of ‘Family’ Unchanged Since 1930

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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A Change in Circumstances: Family and Household Transitions and Child Well-Being

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Change is inevitable, but how often things change can matter for the well-being of children. A new report, A Child’s Day: Living Arrangements, Nativity, and Family Transitions: 2011, uses multiyear data from the Survey of … Continue reading

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Grandparents Who Live with a Grandchild are Younger and More Likely to be in Poverty

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Tweet Written by: Renee R. Ellis, demographer, Fertility and Family Statistics Branch The Survey of Income and Program Participation is the only U.S. census survey that asks questions about grandparents who do not live with their grandchildren. In the Coresident … Continue reading

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Who Faces More Family Instability: Married or Nonmarried First-Time Mothers?

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Tweet Written by: Lindsay M. Monte In the Fertility of Women in the United States: 2012 report, we use June 2012 Current Population Survey data to examine family instability. A common definition of family instability is considered to be changes in … Continue reading

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