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ERIC Number: ED350113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
New Realities of the American Family.
Ahlburg, Dennis A.; De Vita, Carol J.
Population Bulletin, v47 n2 Aug 1992
This bulletin explores the social, economic, and demographic trends that have contributed to the changing structure of the American family. Sections of the document discuss: (1) definitions of household and family; (2) types of families, including married couples with and without children and single-parent families; (3) living arrangements of children, young adults, and the elderly; (4) demographic data pertaining to marriage, and trends in marriage, divorce, and remarriage; (5) childbearing patterns, including issues of family size, teenage parents, unmarried mothers, and adoption; (6) the changing roles of wives, husbands, children, and grandparents; (7) the economic well-being of families, including a consideration of topics of family income, poverty rates, and income inequalities by social class, educational level, and race; and (8) the future of the American family. Numerous black and white photographs are included, and a reference list of 94 items and a list of 20 additional suggested readings are appended. (BC)
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Demography, Divorce, Early Parenthood, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Family Relationship, Family Size, Family (Sociological Unit), Grandparents, Marital Status, Marriage, One Parent Family, Parent Role, Parents, Remarriage, Sociocultural Patterns, Unwed Mothers
Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Circulation Department, P.O. Box 96152, Washington, DC 20090-6152 ($7).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Population Reference Bureau, Inc., Washington, DC.
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