Parents in the U.S.

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Statista dossier on parents in the United States

This Statista dossier on parents in the United States provides, among other information, figures and statistics on single mothers and fathers and their children, on family life, as well as on working life and the financial situation of parents in the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Average size of a family in the US 1960-2018

    • Number of families in the U.S. 1960-2018

    • Number of families in the US by number of children 2000-2018

    • U.S. children's living arrangements from 1970-2018

    • U.S. family households with children 1970-2017, by family type

    • Fertility rate in the United States 2016

    • Countries with the highest fertility rates 2017

  • 2. Mother and father
    • Number of U.S. children living in a single parent family 1970-2018

    • Number of families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Percentage of single mother households in the U.S. 2017, by state

    • United States - number of families with a single father 1990-2017

    • U.S. catholics - view on children being raised by married couple 2015

    • U.S. catholics - view on children being raised by divorced parents 2015

    • U.S. catholics - view on children being raised by a single parent 2015

    • Foster care in the U.S. - number of children 2017, by time in care

    • U.S. residents planning to celebrate Mother's Day 2017

    • Share of U.S. consumers celebrating Father's Day 2017

    • Importance of mothers in the United States 2017

    • U.S. residents on relationship to their mother 2017

    • Importance of fathers in the United States 2017

    • U.S. residents on relationship with their father 2017

  • 3. Upbringing and family life
    • U.S. residents on relationship to their children 2017

    • Women's satisfaction with their family relationships in the U.S. in 2014

    • Women's satisfaction with their family in the U.S. in 2016

    • Strengthening families in the U.S. 2017

    • Improving one's relationship with family members U.S. in 2017

    • Attitudes on statements about family relations U.S. 2017

  • 4. Work and finances
    • U.S. poverty rate for families with female householder 1990-2017

    • Number of poor families with a single mother in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Poverty rate of families with a single father in the U.S. 1990-2017

    • Single fathers in the U.S.: number of poor families 1990-2017

    • Percentage of U.S. children under 6 years old with all parents working 2017, by state

    • Children with a “Traditional” stay-at-home mother in the U.S. 1970-2012

    • Reasons for fathers to stay at home in the U.S. 1989-2012

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