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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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More Families Receive Assistance During a Time of Recession

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Tweet 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 … Continue reading

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Access to Paid Leave Varies by Education for New Moms

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Tweet Written By: Lynda Laughlin Paid maternity allows new mothers time to care for their newborns and provides economic security while they are away from work. While the Family and Medical Leave Act, passed in 1993, entitles new parents to … Continue reading

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Older Women Less Likely to Live Alone Now Than A Generation Ago

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Tweet Written By: Rose Kreider, U.S. Census Bureau   In general, the percent of all households that contain just one person has risen over the last half of the 20th century and into the 21st century. In 1960, 13 percent … Continue reading

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