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Chapter 4          The Changing Portrait of the American Family 


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Single Parent Families


"Looking for Murphy Brown: Are College-Educated, Single Mothers Unique?"   

"Single-Parent Families and Their Impact on Children: Changing Portrayals in Popular Magazines in the U.S., 1900-1998"   



Unmarried Mothers









Measuring the Decline in U.S. Marriage Rates
U.S. Marriage Rates Drop Drastically, With Little Explanation
Consequences of Divorce for Children
Divorce and Children's Emotional Needs
Economic Needs of Children of Divorce
Reorganizing the Family after Divorce
The Economic Consequences of Divorce

Shared Parenting in Fragile Families

Figure 3 - Teen Pregnancy and Birth Rates, 1976-1997


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