Changes in families in the US

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Changes in families in the US o The median age for marriage has risen 1950’s: 20 for women 23 for men Present: 25 , 27 Tends: most adults marry and have positive attitudes about marriage 1/3 fail within 5 years Over ½ end in divorce 75% of men and 66% of women remarry Nearly 50% of children born in the 70’s and 80’s spent an avg. of 5 years in a single parent household o The age for having children has risen Older parents are more mature and have more resources to take care children Births tend to be planned More commitment to parenting More satisfied with baby Older fathers respond more affectionately to their children, are more cognitively stimulating, and take a larger part in the child care but use less rough and tumble play o Increase in divorce Stepparenting 17% of American children will have lived with a stepparent by 18 Conflict b/w children and stepfathers is great Adjustment to stepparents is more challenging in complex
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