30 percent of women under 30 are single,
Parents also teach children gender roles.
The combination of husband, wife, and children that 99.8 percent of people in the United States believe constitutes a family is not representative of 99.8 percent of U.S. families.
only 66 percent of children under seventeen years old live in a household with two married parents.
decrease from 77 percent in 1980
married parents and children as the nucleus, or core, of the group.
Three percent of children live with two cohabiting parents
Single-parent households are on the rise.
32 percent of children lived with a single parent only, up from 25 percent in 2008.
21 percent live with their mother.
Four percent live with their father,
1968, for example, only one percent of children lived with a solo father,
and three percent lived with a solo father in 2008
16 percent of children are living in blended families, those with step parents and/or step-siblings.
Four percent of children live in families with couples who are not married.
three million children lived with a guardian who was neither their biological nor adoptive parent.
The causes range from parental mental health issues, drug use, or incarceration, as well as physical or sexual abuse of the children by the parent, or abandonment by the parent.
About half of these children live with grandparents, and about 20 percent live with other relatives
25 percent of children who do not live with an adoptive or biological parent live with nonrelatives,
When children are placed into foster care or other non-parental care, agencies and families usually do their best to keep siblings together.
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