Mom gets top billing. (Click on the video and see for yourself.)
It’s no longer a ‘Leave It to Beaver’ world for American families – but it wasn’t back then, either. (Pew Research Center, 12/30/2015)
Misremembering the past. But even then, what some people hold up as the quintessential “traditional” family type was far from universal: In 1960, just half of children were living in this type of arrangement. By 1980, the share had dropped to 26%. It continued to decline until the 1990s, and has since remained fairly stable, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data.
When our elected officials use the phrase "hardworking American families" -- and these three words are routinely bandied about -- let's ask them for a description of exactly who they are talking about.
Leave It To Beaver