ERIC Number: ED312551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Changes in American Family Life.
Saluter, Arlene F.
Current Population Reports, Series P-23 n163 Aug 89
This report provides a graphic overview of recent trends in the lifestyles of Americans which suggest a movement away from "traditional" family living. The charts in this report with their limited commentary, summarize major trends and focus on families with children present. Data are also presented on other types of families, households, and living arrangements so that trends affecting children and families can be interpreted in a more complete context. Some of the specific data describes are: (1) U.S. population by age and sex; (2) age at first marriage; (3) percent single; (4) marriage, divorce, and remarriage; (5) fertility; (6) household and family size; (7) household composition; (8) families by type; (9) presence of children by age of parent; (10) one-parent situations; (11) living arrangements of children; (12) children in stepfamilies; (13) labor force characteristics of mothers with newborn children; (14) employment status of husband and wife; (15) primary child care arrangements; (16) educational attainment of parent; (17) trends in median family income; (18) poverty status of families with children; (19) children in poverty; and (20) child support. Future directions in family life are discussed. (ABL)
Descriptors: Census Figures, Children, Demography, Divorce, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Incidence, Life Style, Marriage, Poverty, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of the Census (DOC), Suitland, MD. Population Div.