Number Of Children Growing Up With Two Parents Rises To 70% For First Time In 30 Years


The portion of U. S. children who live with both parents exceeded 70% in 2020, reversing a nearly 30-year-long trend, data shows.

70.4% of children under 18 live in two-parent households, and 63% of minors reside with both birth parents, according to the Current Population Survey by the U. S. Census Bureau, Institute for Family Studies (ISF) reported.

IFS reported that the number of children growing up in a two parent home increased to over 70 percent for the first time in nearly 30 years.

“[T]he proportion of children under 18 living with two parents declined from 88% in 1960 to just over two-thirds in 2005” while “the proportion living with divorced, separated or never-married single parents tripled from 9% to 28%” over the same period, according to ISF.

A reversal in this downward trend… (Read more)

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