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Report Number P23-180
Arthur J. Norton and Louisa F. Miller
Component ID: #ti444209328


Analyzes trends in marital status and family composition. The report assesses such characteristics as age, employment, and education level that seem to influence decisions to marry, divorce, remarry, and "redivorce." It also examines the consequences in terms of living arrangements and family composition. In addition, tables provide a variety of data by sex, race, and Hispanic origin.

Tables reveal trends over decades and can reach as far back as the 1920's. The text suggests possible changes in these patterns in the 1990's.

Component ID: #ti702095047

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