Family

From changing rates of marriage to changing ideas of what constitutes a family, this album explores topics many of the topics typically considered by…
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"Rachel & Raven." This image was taken at Imperial Courts, a social housing project in Watts, Los Angeles, 2008.  Photo credit: Dana Lixenberg
Source: Gay Parent

Family: Respresentations

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Source: Pew Research Center
Source: Pew Research Center
In the age of social media, the family has become a matter of personal project and public performance. As family structures diversify, people have more choice in how to live their lives, which is a positive. However, paired with the cultural tendency to associate success with personal behaviour rather than social or economic change, this amplification of choice creates a lot of pressure. In response... ~ Dr. Philip N. Cohen, sociologist and demographer

Family: Marriage

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Family: Divorce

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Source: Philip N. Cohen / American Community Survey
Source: Pew Research Center
Since 1995, as the poverty rate has gone up and down between 10 and 15 percent, the share of poor people in single-mother families has fallen. As of 2018, 32.7% of poor people are found in single-mother families.  Source: U.S. Census Bureau / Philip N. Cohen

Family: Single Parents & Nonmarital Births

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Proportion living with parents or grandparents, by age (July 2020 versus July 2017-2019) Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey
Proportion of young adults living at home, by race/ethnicity and gender, July 2017-2019 versus July 2020 Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey
- July 2020 versus July 2017-2019 Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey data

Family: Family Structure

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There are 5 times the number of LGBT parents willing to adopt than there are children in foster care. Source: Family Equality Council
Outcomes for Children Exiting Foster Care, 2006 and 2015.  Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Foster care statistics 2015. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/foster.pdf#page=1&view=Introduction
Placement Settings for Children in Foster Care on September 30 in 2006 and 2015  Source: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2017). Foster care statistics 2015. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children’s Bureau. https://www.childwelfare.gov/pubPDFs/foster.pdf#page=1&view=Introduction

Family: Foster Families

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Divorcees make up a large share of cohabiters in the 50+ population  % of cohabiters ages 50 and older whose marital status is separated/divorced/widowed/never married  Source: Pew Research Center
Change in Cohabitation in the U.S.    via @Norton Soc
Couples that live together beforehand are slightly less likely to survive the long haul  Probability that a first marriage will survive at least 20 years among women  Source: Pew Research Center

Family: Cohabitation

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Source: Philip Cohen / General Social Survey
Percentage agreeing with the statement "It is sometimes necessary to discipline a child with a good, hard spanking."  Source: General Social Survey
Source: Pew Research Center

Family: Child Abuse

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the number of people who have had to work with their parents
More working parents say handling child care has been difficult, October 13-19, 2020.
As the pandemic has gone one, more working parents say handling child care has been difficult, October 13-19, 2020. Source: Pew Research Center
two graphs showing change in how students spend their time during the pandemic period
Change in how academics spent their time during the pandemic (by gender)
Change in time academics spent on research during the pandemic, by age of youngest child (and gender) Source: Tatyana Deryugina, Olga Shurchkov and Jenna Stearns / The Washington Post
Do Economic Factors Contribute to Marital Stability?
Untying the Knot: Divorce in America
My favorite thing about America is the divorce rate. Hear me out...
The Kitchen Table Series | Carrie Mae Weems, 1990
Source: Pew Research Center
Fewer voters now say society is better off if marriage and children are prioritized, 2020
Source: Pew Research Center
the graph shows that proportion of people living with parents or grandparents, by age and gender
Proportion living with parents or grandparents, by age (July 2020 versus July 2017-2019)
Proportion living with parents or grandparents, by age (July 2020 versus July 2017-2019) Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey
bar chart showing proportion of young adults living at home, by race / ethnicity and gender
Proportion of young adults living at home, by race and gender, July 2017-2019 versus July 2020
Proportion of young adults living at home, by race/ethnicity and gender, July 2017-2019 versus July 2020 Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey
line graph showing proportion of living with parents or grandparents, by age
Proportion Living with Parents or Grandparents, by Age, 2020
- July 2020 versus July 2017-2019 Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey data
By month and year: 2015-2020  Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey Percentage
Percentage living with parents or grandparents, age 18-29
By month and year: 2015-2020 Source: Philip N. Cohen / Current Population Survey
the percentage of women who have children in their family's life, by age and gender
When it comes to decisions about child rearing, many say women have more influence than men, 2019
Source: Pew Research Center
a bar chart showing the number of people in different countries
Majorities across the globe prefer an egalitarian marriage, 2019
Source: Pew Research Center
the percentage of men who are more likely able to use social media than women in other countries
Sizable shares say men have more influence than women in decisions about household finances, 2019
In many countries, sizable shares say men have more influence than women in decisions about household finances, 2019 Source: Pew Research Center
some people are not happy about the same thing in their life, but they're more important than others
Majorities think men & women have about the same influence in making family decisions, 2019
Majorities think men and women have about the same influence in making important family decisions, 2019. Source: Pew Research Center