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Report Number P23-169
Arthur J Norton and Louisa F Miller and Kathleen S Short and Thesia I Garner
Component ID: #ti781375358


Social scientists have been concerned with understanding the complexities of modern living arrangements for the purpose of guiding plans and policies designed to create housing, social, and economic assistance programs. As a consequence, a notable body of research on the dynamics of household and family formation has evolved over the last quarter century.

Among several factors that have been identified as contributing to changing lifestyles are social and economic events and circumstances. This report contains two papers that explore these relationships.

Component ID: #ti620261482

Remarriage Among Women in the United States: 1985
by Arthur J. Norton and Louisa F. Miller

This paper presents information about women in the United States and their likelihood of remarriage after divorce or widowhood.

Living Arrangements of Young Adults Living Independently: Evidence from the Luxembourg Income Study
by Kathleen S. Short and Thesia I. Garner

This paper offers an international comparison of the influence of income on independent household formation among young adults in the United States and several foreign countries.

Component ID: #ti702095047

A Note on Language

Census statistics date back to 1790 and reflect the growth and change of the United States. Past census reports contain some terms that today’s readers may consider obsolete and inappropriate. As part of our goal to be open and transparent with the public, we are improving access to all Census Bureau original publications and statistics, which serve as a guide to the nation's history.

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