Growing up with two married parents is increasingly rare

by Ryan Streeter on November 26, 2013. Follow Ryan on Twitter.

This WSJ article on the latest Census report on households highlights the following:

45% of children living with a single mother live below the poverty line.

The share of family households — in which at least two occupants are related by blood, marriage or adoption — has fallen sharply in recent decades. This year, roughly two-thirds, or 66%, of households were family households, down from 81% in 1970.

Households in America that are married couples with children has declined by about half, to 19% this year versus 40% in 1970.