Are we returning to the 's-style family? When people discuss recent changes in family life in the United States, they often take the 50's as their point of reference. Many of us were either growing up or rearing children then, so that decade is a natural standard to use. Scholarly and popular commentators on the family frequently note that since the 50's, the divorce rate has more than doubled, the birth rate has dropped sharply, and the average age at marriage his risen. These comparisons often leave the mistaken impression that patterns of marriage and childbearing in the 50's were typical of the patterns in the United States in the 20th century. In fact, family life in the 50's was far different from what it was in any decade, before or after, in this century.
How Millennials today compare with their grandparents 50 years ago
Dating then and now
Hansi Lo Wang. Married in , Angela Ross center and her husband D. More than 50 years ago, their interracial marriage would have been illegal in Virginia. Angela, 40, who is white and was also raised in Virginia, remembers being warned: "You can have friends with black people, and that's fine. But don't ever marry a black man. Although interracial marriage is legal now across the U.
How Raising Kids Today Is a Lot Different Than 20 Years Ago
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It has been a period during which Americans, especially Millennials, have become more detached from major institutions such as political parties, religion, the military and marriage. Our analysis finds several distinctive ways that Millennials stand out when compared with the Silent Generation, a group of Americans old enough to be grandparents to many Millennials:. The educational trajectory of young women across the generations has been especially steep. Educational gains are not limited to women, as Millennial men are also better educated than earlier generations of young men. These higher levels of educational attainment at ages 21 to 36 suggest that Millennials — especially Millennial women — are on track to be our most educated generation by the time they complete their educational journeys.