Category Archives: Families

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

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 these … Continue reading

Posted in Families | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

$35 billion owed in child support payments

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 from … Continue reading

Posted in Families | Tagged | 2 Comments

A Slow Economy Can Increase Child Care Provided by Fathers

Written by: Lynda Laughlin Changes in the use of father-provider child care is often related to changes in the family and the economy. The recent recession was particularly difficult for men. Men had higher jobless rates than women because of steep … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Families | Tagged , | Leave a comment

More Families Receive Assistance During a Time of Recession

Written by: Shelley Irving To help cope with challenging economic times, more people have turned to financial assistance programs.  One such assistance program is TANF, which refers to Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, the program that replaced the Aid to … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Families | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

What About the 90+?

Written by: Wan He, Mark Muenchrath, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Is your grandmother or great-grandmother 90 or older, widowed, living in a nursing home, and experiencing one or more disabilities? If so, she is not alone. In 2006-2008, there were … Continue reading

Posted in Families, Poverty | Tagged , | 1 Comment