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The Changing Family

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During the early 1990s, the number of two-parent, married-couple homes with children began rebounding, though the number of single-parent homes continued to increase. The proportion of all households made up of married couples continued to decline but at a much slower rate.

Married couples with children vs. single parents as a percentage of all households:

Year Married Single
1970 40.3% 5.0%
1980 30.9 7.5
1990 26.3 8.3
1995 26.0 9.0

Comparison of number of households with children:

Year Married couples Single parent
1970 25.5 3.3
1980 25.0 6.0
1990 24.5 7.8
1995 25.2 9.0

Copies of the report are available for $8.50 each, including postage, from the Population Reference Bureau at (800) 877-9881 or (202) 483-1100.

Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Population Reference Bureau Inc.

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