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Published by U.S. Bureau of the Census in Washington .
Written in English

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Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • Family -- United States -- Statistics

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Edition Notes

Statementprepared for the White House Conference on Families by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHA203 .A218 no. 104, HQ536 .A218 no. 104
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p. :
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4102519M
LC Control Number80017057

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In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. During the same period, socioeconomic inequality among . The last decades of the 20th century were a period of significant change in family life in the United States. Among the well-documented changes are a rising age at marriage, an increase in cohabitation, and a dramatic shift in the proportion of children born outside marriage (Bramlett and Mosher, ; Casper and Bianchi, ; Wu and Wolfe, ). Coupled with a high divorce Cited by:   CPS Report: America's Families and Living Arrangements: The report describes how families and households have changed in recent years, notably during the latest economic recession, which lasted from –   The goals of this book is to provide an updated picture of the composition of families and households and to describe trends in living arrangements in the United States. The book also describes how families and households have changed in recent years, notably during the latest economic recession, which lasted from –This book uses Author: U.S. Department of Commerce.

Genre/Form: Statistics: Additional Physical Format: Print version: United States. Bureau of the Census. American families and living arrangements. Washington: .   Parenting in America 1. The American family today. Family life is changing. Two-parent households are on the decline in the United States as divorce, remarriage and cohabitation are on the rise. And families are smaller now, both due to the growth of single-parent households and the drop in fertility. Childhood families expand and contract; the individual leaves to set up an independent household; he or she may marry, raise children, lose a spouse. These transitions have a profound effect on the economic and social well-being of individuals, and the relative prevalence of different living arrangements affects the very character of society.   In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex by:

Chapter 5 Living Arrangements New housing starts during the suburban boom after World War II. New private housing con-struction had been sharply reduced, first during the Depression and then during World War II. Courtesy of Grant Smith/Corbis. The purpose of this study is to present a demographic analysis of census data on American families at the midcentury. I have chosen the expression American families to convey the idea that the study is nationwide in scope and that families vary in their composition and other characteristics. Most of' the information was obtained from the Census of Population or . In the past forty years, American families have become more racially and ethnically diverse than ever before. Different family forms and living arrangements have also multiplied, with single-parent families, cohabiting couples with children, divorced couples with children, stepfamilies, and newly-visible same-sex families. Data on families and living arrangements are collected annually as part of the Annual Social and Economic Supplement of the Current Population Survey. Sources are the Census Bureau and other federal agencies, if applicable. For additional Fertility data, please visit the subtopic pages. Marriage and Divorce Data.