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Families

  1. 1. FAMILIES
  2. 2. <ul><li>Average family size is 2.5 people </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>52% of all American households consist of married couples. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>4% of all American families are mother, father, 2 kids (one of each sex), and mother has no job outside the home. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>21% of American households are comprised of people who live alone. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>5.7% of American adults live with a partner but are not married </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>58.2% of adults are married (10.4% are separated or divorced) </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Average age at first marriage: </li></ul><ul><li> Male: 27.1 Female: 25.8 </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Average age a woman gives birth for the first time: 25.1 </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>50% of marriages end in divorce. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Median length of marriage before divorce is 7.1 years. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>80% of divorced people remarry, most within 5 years (men are more likely to remarry than women) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>The divorce rate is higher for second marriages than it is for first marriages. </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>50% of all children will spend some time in a single-parent family. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>18.2% of American children live with just one parent (80% of them with their mothers) </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>12% of American families are headed by a male only. </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>33% of Americans are members of a step-family. </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>For every 100 children born today: </li></ul><ul><li>36 will be born to unwed moms </li></ul><ul><li>40 will be born to parents who divorce before the child’s 18th birthday </li></ul><ul><li>5 will be born to parents who separate before the child’s 18th birthday </li></ul><ul><li>2 will be born to parents who die before the child’s 18th birthday </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>59% of all working-age women have jobs outside the home </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>75% of single women who become pregnant do not marry. </li></ul><ul><li>92% of black single women who become pregnant do not marry. </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>21% of white teenage girls will become pregnant at least once before the age of 18. </li></ul><ul><li>40% of African-American teenage girls will become pregnant at least once before the age of 18. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>9.4% of girls aged 15-19 become pregnant each year </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>17% of teen moms become pregnant a 2nd time. </li></ul>
  24. 24. <ul><li>Pregnancy and childbirth is the leading cause of hospitalization of teens aged 15 -17. </li></ul>
  25. 25. <ul><li>12.2% of all births are to teens </li></ul><ul><li>24% of all unwed births are to teens </li></ul>
  26. 26. <ul><li>Teen birth rate it at the lowest point in 4 decades, but the US rate is still the highest among developed countries. </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>The birth rate is 14/1000 </li></ul><ul><li>The teen birth rate is 41.2/1000 </li></ul>
  28. 28. <ul><li>70% of all black children are born to unwed mothers. </li></ul><ul><li>22% of all white children are born to unwed mothers. </li></ul>
  29. 29. <ul><li>64% of all black families are headed by a single parent. (In some ghetto areas the rate is 90%). </li></ul><ul><li>24% of all white families are headed by a single parent. </li></ul>
  30. 30. <ul><li>42% of single black women aged 18 - 29 have one or more children </li></ul><ul><li>7% of single white women aged 18 - 29 have one or more children. </li></ul>
  31. 31. <ul><li>56% of all black women are single mothers. </li></ul>
  32. 32. <ul><li>25% of white children live with one parent. </li></ul><ul><li>67% of black children live with one parent. </li></ul>
  33. 33. <ul><li>Children who grew up in a single-parent family are twice as likely to later develop severe psychiatric illnesses, commit suicide or acquire an alcohol related disease. </li></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><li>Girls who grew up in a single-parent family are three times as likely to acquire a drug addiction. Boys are four times as likely. </li></ul>
  35. 35. <ul><li>7% of married couples are inter-racial. </li></ul>

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