By the Numbers: The evolving American family

A new Census Bureau study finds that more American children live only with their mothers.
1:00 | 04/13/21

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New Census Bureau study of the living arrangements of America's children more than ever kids are living. Only with their mothers but there's also growing number of American children living exclusively with their fathers. Here's a closer look at by the numbers 70% of American children under the age of eighteen live with two parents regardless of marital status as according to the census bureau's current population survey of 20/20 data. Whereas back in 1968. 85% of kids in the US lived with two parents. Today twining 1% of American children that's. Fifteen point three million children live with just their mother has doubled in number and share from 1968. When seven point six million children or 11% live solely with their mom. Therefore a greater share of US children now live exclusively with their fathers it's. Four point 5% which rose 3.3 million children still of relatively small number but it's actually up just 1% of children who lived. Polling with their fathers in 1968 according to the census.

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