Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Natalie Angier of The New York Times: American Families, American Pluralism

Natalie Angier's article in The New York Times is linked below.

The New York Times: American Family Structure in a State of Flux

"In charting the differences between today's families and those of the past, demographers start with the kids--or rather the lack of them.

The nation's birthrate today is half what it was in 1960, and last year hit its lowest point ever. At the end of the baby boom, in 1964, 36 percent of all Americans were under 18 years old; last year, children accounted for just 23.5 percent of the population, and the proportion is dropping, to a projected 21 percent by 2050."

---Natalie Angier, The New York Times 

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