Category Archives: Families

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

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 the … Continue reading

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Households on the Move

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 in … Continue reading

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The Vanishing Married Household?

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 be … Continue reading

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

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 overview … Continue reading

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The Graying of American Households

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 age … Continue reading

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