“The days of Ozzie and Harriet have faded into the past.”
Married Couples Are No Longer a Majority, Census Finds. (New York Times, 5/26/2011)
Excerpt: Married couples have dropped below half of all American households for the first time, the Census Bureau says, a milestone in the evolution of the American family toward less traditional forms.
Married couples represented just 48 percent of American households in 2010, according to data being made public Thursday and analyzed by the Brookings Institution. This was slightly less than in 2000, but far below the 78 percent of households occupied by married couples in 1950.