by Aubree Ritter

Infographic Featurin?g Same Sex Families?

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Married…To Be, Or Not To Be?

  • 1960, 68% of adults ages 20-29 were married
  • 2008, only 26% were married
  • Why the decline?

Avg. age men (28) & women (26) first marry – highest ever recorded

Married…To Be, Or Not To Be
Married…To Be, Or Not To Be

Gender Roles They are a-Changin’

  • 1960, women comprised of only 33% of the U.S. labor force
  • 2009, women had reached near parity with men 47% of the workforce
  • Choice Moms: women who choose to build a family on their own
  • Avg. age of a women becoming a Choice Mom is between 36-40
  • 69% earn a minimum of $61,000 a year
  • Stay-at-Home Dads: est. 176,000 in 2011, caring for 332,000+ children
  • 2010, 17% of preschoolers were regularly cared for by their father while their mother was at work

We are FAMILY Too!

• 2010, 650,000 Same-sex couple housholds lived in US
• 2010, 111,000 Same-sex couples had children
• 8,200,000 people self identified as LGBT in the US
• Around 3,000,000 LGBT adults have had a child
• May 14, 2013 Minnesota officially became the 12th US State to approve same-sex marriage
• States with the highest proportion of same-sex couples raising biological, adopted, or step-children
o Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alaska (Source: Gates, G.J. (2013): LGBT Parenting in the US. The Williams Insitute, UCLA Law School

ADOPTING a New Outlook on Family

• 1944, 50,000 adoptions
• By 2008, 135,813 children were adopted annually in the US
• From 1944-2008 there was a 172% increase in adoptions
• 15% increase in adoptions since 1990; 6% increase since 2000

 

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