on family in the new America

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American Couples Get “More Selective”

U.S. couples living together and getting choosier about their prospective spouses is leading more people to delay marriage. Almost 47 percent of women from 25 to 29 had never been married in 2009, almost double the 26 percent reported in 1986, according to a Census Bureau report released today.
A majority of married couples don’t last anywho.
September 23, 2011
Married Couples Are No Longer a Majority, Census Finds

WASHINGTON – Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time, the Census Bureau says, a milestone in the evolution of the American family toward less traditional forms. Married couples represented just 48 percent of American households in 2010, according to data being made public Thursday and analyzed by the Brookings Institution.
Three-Generation Households Are Making a Comeback

Bloomberg News has a report out today saying grandparent, parent, and child are all living in the same home at a higher rate than they have in years. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, there are nearly 5.1 million multigenerational homes–households where three or more generations live under the same roof–in the United States.
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September 27, 2011
Is marriage for white people?

Over the past century, the institution of marriage has undergone a tremendous transformation in America – especially when it comes to African-Americans. Over the last half century, marriage rates in the black community have dwindled.
Northwest Herald | Census data shows rise in homes with several generations

By Christopher Palmeri and Frank Bass – Bloomberg News Created: Monday, September 5, 2011 5:30 a.m. CDT NORWALK, Calif. – When advertising executive John Gallegos wanted to promote a new package of Spanish-language channels for client Comcast, he put together a spot featuring the fictional Gutierrez clan gathered around TV sets in their home.


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