Is the American Family in Decline?
A Note on the Demographic Approach to Studying Families.
Theoretical Frameworks in Family Demography.
A Note on Data and Family Terminology.
Choice of Topics and Organization of this Volume.
1. Changing Families in a Changing Society
Changing Households and Families.
Racial Differences in Household and Family Structure.
Delayed Marriage and Living Arrangements of Young Adults.
Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage.
Living Arrangements of the Elderly.
Intergenerational Ties and Multigenerational Living.
Who Cohabits and How Has This Changed Over Time?
A Note on Gay & Lesbian Cohabiting-Couple Households.
Cohabitation and Marriage.
Are Cohabiting and Married Individuals Becoming More Alike?
Cohabitation and Single Life.
Different Purposes, Different Cohabitors.
Race and the Meaning of Cohabitation.
Premarital Cohabitation and Risk of Divorce.
Entering Motherhood: Childbearing Among Cohorts of Women.
Number of Children and Childlessness.
Generational Differences in Childbearing.
Employment Patterns Before and After Pregnancy.
Fertility in Men's Lives.
4. Single-Mother Families
Trends in Single Motherhood.
Cohabitation and Single-Parenting.
Cohort Change in Lifetime Experience of Single-Mothering.
Changing Socioeconomic Characteristics of Single Mothers.
Variation among Single Mothers.
Single Mothers and Welfare Reform.
Beliefs about Father Involvement: Ideals & Realities.
Declining Fatherhood: Long-Term Trends in Men's Coresidential "Parenting."
Lifetime Estimates of Parenthood.
Father-Only Families & Cohabitation.
Characteristics of Single and Married Fathers.
Contact Between Nonresident Fathers & Their Children.
Child Support Among Nonresident Fathers.
Married Fathers' Time and Activities with Children.
Fathers' and Mothers' Views on Father Involvement.
How Has Grandparenthood Changed Over the Years?
Grandparenting and Single-Parenting.
Multigenerational Families with Grandparents.
Heterogeneity in Multigenerational Families with Grandparents.
Characteristics of Grandparents in Multigenerational Families.
The Economic Well-being of Grandparents in Multigenerational Families.
Racial Differences in Multigenerational Families with Grandparents.
The Economic Well-being of Grandchildren in Multigenerational Families.
7. Child Care
Growth in Non-Parental Child Care.
How Do Parents Choose Child Care?
Complexity of Child Care Arrangements.
Child Care and Child Well-Being.
8. Child Well-Being
Changing Numbers of U.S. Children.
A Transformation of Family Life.
Foster Children and Adopted Children.
Children in Gay and Lesbian Families.
Children's Economic Security.
How Do Children Spend Their Time?
Teens, Mortality, and Risky Behaviors.
9. Economic Causes and Consequences of Changing Family Structure
Trends in Household & Per Capita Income.
Racial Differences in Income & Poverty.
"Feminization" of Poverty.
Changing Employment & Earnings of Women.
The Juvenilization of Poverty.
Family Income Inequality & Relative Economic Well-Being.
Components of Rising Household Income Inequality.
Changing Economics & Family Formation & Dissolution.
Men's Income & Their Attractiveness in the Marriage Market.
Women's Economic Independence, Marriage, & Marital Disruption.
Consequences of Marital Disruption in Families with Children.
The Gender Gap in Income After Marital Disruption.
10. Combining Work and Family
The Increase in Mother's Labor Force Participation.
Attitudes about Women's Work.
Women's & Men's Nonmarket Work.
When Do Men Do More Housework?
Perceived Success at Work-Family Balance.
Dual Earning & Family Well-being.
About the Authors