The Decline of Marriage and Rise of New Families. Executive Summary.

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Page Count
5
Year Published
2010
Author (Individual)
Popenoe, David.
Author (Organization)
Pew Research Center.
Resource Type
Report
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
Americans today are less likely to be married than at any time in the nation's history. Rates have declined for all groups, but they have fallen most sharply among those on the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder. A new survey finds that these less-advantaged adults are more likely than others to say that economic security is an important reason to marry. Even as marriage shrinks, family remains the most important and most satisfying element in the lives of most Americans. (Author abstract)

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