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New Data Shows Divorce Rates Are Expanding The Definition Of Family
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New Data Shows Divorce Rates Are Expanding The Definition Of Family

New data shows American families are growing in size despite Americans having fewer children than ever before. According to a recent survey conducted by the University of Massachusetts Boston, the average number of adult children increased by 66% when couples included stepchildren in the family headcount. The survey analyzed American households headed by married and unmarried cohabiting couples over and under the age of 55. Survey data showed that up to 33% of each household with couples over 55 had at least one stepchild. Additionally, a third of households with couples under 55 had at least on stepparent. Sadly, over 50% of American marriages end in divorce. The growing size of the American family stems from the rise in divorce and remarriage in the United States and up to 41% of a...