ERIC Number: ED198929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
The Nation's Families: 1960-1990.
Masnick, George; And Others
This Family Outlook Report provides a detailed analysis of trends in the nation's population, household composition, family structure, and women's working patterns from 1960 to 1990 and describes the implications of these trends for American society. The behavior of groups of individuals born in the same years were followed as they grew older. Among the major findings on changing aspects of the American family are: (1) the low marriage, high divorce, and low fertility rates of today's generation of young adults are consistent with pre-1940 trends, but inconsistent with the pattern of their parents' generation; (2) households made up of married couples will increase only slightly in number between now and 1990, while other types of households will increase dramatically; (3) fewer households will have children present; (4) more wives are working, but their contribution to family income remains small; and (5) a revolution in the impact of women's work on society is approaching. Numerous figures and tables are included. (Author/JA)
Descriptors: Birth Rate, Cohort Analysis, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Family Mobility, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Heads of Households, Labor Force, Marital Status, One Parent Family, Population Trends, Social Change
Auburn House Publishing Company, 131 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116 ($17.95; discount of 25% on over 10 copies).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Joint Center for Urban Studies, Cambridge, MA.; Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA. School of Public Health.