Parenting in America (Pew Research Center; Dec 17, 2015)
This detailed report by the Pew Research Center offers insights into current parenting practices and outlooks for the modern American family in its many forms. The report covers five major areas:
America’s Families and Living Arrangements (U.S. Census Bureau)
This annual collection of demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau includes information about the residents of each housing unit and how they are related.
1. Current Data [See Latest Releases > Detailed Tables]
Various tables that include information collected during the most recent U.S. census.
Historical data available in graph and table formats.
Coresident Grandparents and Their Grandchildren: 2012 (U.S. Census Bureau; Oct 2014)
This report examines households in which grandparents and grandchildren live together, including grandchildren under the care of a grandparent-maintained household.
"Unlike the 1950s, There Is No 'Typical' U.S. Family Today" (Washington Post; 9/4/14)
"Kids, Divorce, and School Success" (GreatSchools.org)
"More Grandparents Raising Grandkids" (AARP; 12/10/10)
"More Grandparents Living With Children Work, Live in Poverty" (AARP; 10/23/14)
"Unique Considerations for Children Raised by Grandparents" (Psychology Today; 10/21/14)