Census: Households With Children with an Unemployed Parent Increased 33 Percent from 2005 to 2011
'Home ownership among families declined, while food stamp receipt and parental unemployment increased.'
2:01 PM, Aug 27, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
A Census Bureau report released on Tuesday says that the number of households with children under 18 with at least one unemployed parent increased by 33 percent between 2005 and 2011 from 2.4 million to 3.2 million. In addition, home ownership among households with children under 18 declined by 15 percent to 20.8 million during that same time period.
The report is titled, "America's Families and Living Arrangements: 2012," and touches on all aspects of the living arrangements of Americans. Jamie Lewis a demographer for the Census Bureau and co-author of the report says that while the recession had an impact, the effects have not dissipated since the recession ended:
Other parts of the report show some dramatic changes in American households in the last several decades. For instance:
Some other notable report findings:
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