housework and mens housework decreases Take Away o Cohabitation has increased

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housework and men’s housework decreases Take Away o Cohabitation has increased for everybody across all age groups! o - sciences/ ° ° Single Parent Households Most single parent households include a mother only, but have increased for men, too since 1958 o Mother only households have increased from 8%- o 8%- 24% from 1958-2014 o Father only have increased from 1%-4% More of today’s single mothers have never been married, but the estimates below ignore parents who are unmarried but cohabiting
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The Makeup of Single Mothers, 1960-2011 o 1960 82% Divorced, separated, widowed 4% Never Married 14% Spouse absent o 2011 50% Divorced, separated, widowed 44% Never Married 6% Spouse absent o some of the 44% of 2011 has most likely increased do to cohabiting families but the parents aren’t legally married If we exclude “single parents” who are unmarried but cohabiting with the other parent o Men and women interviewed between 2006-2010: Among men and women 15 to 44 who have had a first birth, 24% of women and 16% of men say they were single at the time of their first birth (never married and not cohabiting) Median family income is lower in single-parent families than two parent families o Single Mothers 20,000-30,000 (1975-2012) o Single Fathers 45,000-35,000 (1975-2012) o Married 60,000-85,000 (1975-2012) For children in single- mother families, the most common family income is under 25K per year o Most common for single mothers is under 25,000
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o Most common for married couples is 50,000-100,000/ year Children in single-parent families face potential scarcities o Money Lower incomes make it difficult to meet basic needs get housing in safe areas secure good education o Time Only one parent, who usually must work to support children, means less time to spend with kids, and less supervision/ support Intendedness status of single first births by age at birth, among women
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08/26/2015 o Race/Ethnicity & Families Race groups o A group of people believed to share common descent based on perceived innate physical similarities Physical characteristics Skin color, hair texture, facial features, etc. Ethnic groups o A group of people with a common cultural identification, based on a common language, religion, ancestral origin, or traditional practices. Any kind of identity based upon a shared language, culture, religion, etc. Race/ ethnic boundaries socially create: reflect cultural norms, social inequality, and political power U.S. Structured around 5 racial-ethnic groups o African Americans o Hispanics o Asian and Pacific Islanders o Native Americans o Noon-Hispanic White Roles of Marriage and extended family vary across ethnic groups ° African- American Families Greater % of single-parent families than any other group o 72% of black children are born to unmarried mothers o More than ½ of all black family households are headed by single parent Decline in marriage rates has dropped more than Blacks than for other racial/ ethnic groups
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o Percentage of adults married, total U.S. and black population (graph) ° Explaining the Trends Not due to differential morals, values, or proclivities towards marriage, parenting, etc.
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