Category Archives: Families

Visualizing Income and Poverty Estimates

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Tweet Written by: Wesley Basel and KaNin Reese, US Census Bureau Recently the U.S. Census Bureau added interactive maps to the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates program’s (SAIPE) website. This web-based interactive tool allows users to select, map, and … Continue reading

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How Long Do Marriages Last?

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Tweet Written by: Diana Elliott, US Census Bureau Many Americans stay married and have long marriages. Did you know that the median duration of American women’s first marriages in 2009 was 20.8 years? Even when American women remarry, the median … Continue reading

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“The Most Important 20 Minutes of Your Day”

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Tweet Written by: Lynda Laughlin A national nonprofit group, The Children’s Reading Foundation, calls the time parents devote daily to reading to their young children “the most important 20 minutes of your day.” When parents read to their children, it … Continue reading

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More Than a Century of Tracking our Children

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Tweet Written by: Rose Kreider, US Census Bureau Much of what we can observe today about who children live with is a function of how the American family has changed over time. Statistics from the Census Bureau are invaluable for … Continue reading

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How Many Trips Do We Take Down the Aisle?

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Tweet Written by: Rose Kreider, Family Demographer, US Census Bureau Fertility & Family Statistics Branch Most of us take only one trip down the aisle. Among all currently married couples in 2009, 72 percent were made up of a man … Continue reading

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