As Baby Boomers Age, Fewer Families Have Children Under 18 at Home

February 2009
Aging News Alert;2/27/2009, p7
The article discusses data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, which shows that the percentage of families with their own child living at home decreased to 46% in 2008, from 52% in 1950 due to aging of baby boomers. Increase in longevity and childlessness are two factors that contribute the decrease in the percentage of family households with children under 18.


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