Category Archives: Families

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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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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