Among the Census Bureau findings covered by Heavey is the dramatic one indicating that only 20% of American households in 2012 had two married parents with children. In 1970 that number was 40%.
Heavey notes that approximately 57% of U.S. households are without children. Single-person households, moreover, have increased from 17% in 1970 to 28% in 2012.
Susan Heavey's article is linked below.
Reuters: Fewer American Households Have Children
"Since 1970, the portion of U.S. households that include families with two married parents and children fell by half, from 40 percent to 20 percent last year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau."
---Susan Heavey, Reuters
Other articles stemming from this just-released Census Bureau data:
USA Today: Living Alone on the Rise in the U.S.
The Weekly Standard: Dramatic Increase in U.S. Household's With Children With an Unemployed Parent