Category Archives: Families

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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The Graying of American Households

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Tweet Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Jamie Lewis Thomas New statistics released today show that American households are increasingly older, with 39 percent headed by someone 45 to 64 years old. In addition, the percentage headed by someone at least … Continue reading

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A Look at Interracial and Interethnic Married Couple Households in the U.S. in 2010

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Tweet Written By: Rose M. Kreider Marriages among couples of different races or ethnicities have increased from about 8 percent in 2000 to 10 percent in 2010 for householders and their spouses. But what are the most common types of … Continue reading

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$35 billion owed in child support payments

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Tweet Written by: Tim Grall During a time when the number of people living in poverty reached its largest recorded number in 51 years, 28.3 percent of custodial parents found themselves below the poverty level. For many families, the income … Continue reading

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