Category Archives: Marriage

A Gray Revolution in Living Arrangements

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Tweet Written by: Jonathan Vespa and Emily Schondelmyer The last 50 years have witnessed a revolution in young adult living arrangements, which are now more diverse than at any time since World War II. The transformation is not limited to … Continue reading

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Singles, Mingles and Wedding Jingles: Partnerships and Living Arrangements from 1967 to 2014

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Tweet Written by: Emily Schondelmyer and Jonathan Vespa For nearly half a century, the Census Bureau has been collecting data on America’s living arrangements. Young adults age 18 to 34 have experienced significant changes in who they live with when … 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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