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ERIC Number: ED259833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Household and Family Characteristics: March 1984.
Rawlings, Steve W.; And Others
Current Population Reports, Series P-20, n398 Apr 1985
This report summarizes some recent changes in the characteristics of households and families, presenting detailed data from the March 1984 Current Population Survey. Highlights of the topics discussed include the following: (1) Married-couple families with children under 18 constituted about 29 percent of all households in 1984, slightly below the corresponding proportion for 1980 but substantially less than the 1970 level of 40 percent; (2) One-parent family situations accounted for 26 percent of all "family groups" with children under 18 in 1984, as compared with 22 percent in 1980 and 13 percent in 1970; (3) The proportion of black family households maintained by women alone in 1984 was more than three times the proportion among whites; (4) The average number of persons per household reached a new low of 2.71 in 1984, down from 3.14 in 1970 and 2.76 in 1980. Data presented in the seven tables in the text and in 25 additional tables were based on surveys and not a complete census and are therefore subject to sampling variability. Appendices provide definitions and explanations of terms and a discussion of sampling variability. (RH)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Demography, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, National Surveys, Racial Distribution
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 003-001-90797-6, $8.50)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.
Note: For 1981 report, see ED 224 595.