The Changing Family
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:
Comparison of number of households with children:
|Year||Married couples||Single parent|
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Sources: U.S. Bureau of the Census; Population Reference Bureau Inc.