ERIC Number: ED281794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Households, Families, Marital Status, and Living Arrangements: March 1986 (Advance Report).
Current Population Reports, Series P-20 n412 Nov 1986
This report updates recent trends in household and family characteristics and contains demographic data from the March 1986 "Current Population Survey." The population characteristics include household composition, household and family size, age at marriage, and unmarried couples. The document reports that the U.S. population characteristics are changing. These changes include an increased variety in the composition of households; a decrease in the size of families and households; an increase in married and unmarried couples; and men and women getting married at a later age. Figures and tables summarize the data and include "Average Size of Households and Families: 1950 to 1986"; "Number of Married and Unmarried Couples, 1986, 1980, and 1970"; "Household Composition: 1970 to 1986"; "Average Population per Household and Family: 1940 to 1986"; "Median Age at First Marriage, by Sex: 1890 to 1986"; "Persons Age 15 Years and Over and Percent Never Married, by Age and Sex: 1986, 1980, and 1970"; "Selected Characteristics of Unmarried Couple Households: 1986 and 1980"; and "Household and Family Units, by Type: 1940 to 1986." (APG)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.