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Changing American Families

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Changing American Families

Changing American Families

Changing American Families

Only Available in Archive Formats.

GUESTS: Jason Fields Family Demographer, Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau Barbara Kantrowitz Senior Editor,Newsweek magazine David Popenoe Professor of Sociology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Author, Life Without Father: Compelling New Evidence that Fatherhood and Marriage are Indispensable for the Good of Children and Society Stephen Earley He and his partner had a commitment ceremony and plan to adopt a child Perdita Huston Author, Forthcoming book Families As We Are (June 2001, Feminist Press) The 2000 census figures have revealed some BIG changes in the nation's families. For the first time, fewer than twenty-five percent of American households consist of families with two parents and kids at home. More and more people are putting off marriage, but still value a home life. Join Juan Williams and guests for a discussion about America's 21st century family.

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