ERIC Number: ED348254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Household and Family Characteristics: March 1990 and 1989. Population Characteristics.
Rawlings, Steve W.; Hernandez, Donald J.
Current Population Reports, Series P-20, No. 447 Dec 1990
This report summarizes some of the important, recent trends in household and family charcteristics, such as educational attainment of the householder, and provides detailed demographic data from the Annual Demographic Supplement to the Current Population Survey. Among the findings contained in this report on current population characteristics in the United States are: the proportion of two-parent family households has decreased dramatically since 1970; the increase in black single parents is slowing; Hispanic single parents have the fastest rate of increase among ethnic groups; and Asian or Pacific Islander families had the fastest growth rate in the 1980s. This report is comprised of 180 pages of detailed statistical tables of population data. These data have implications for education policy makers. (DB)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Population Education, Population Trends, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Goverment Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.