PRB Topic Feed: Marriage/ Family/Topics/MarriageFamily.aspxMarriage Boosts Individual EarningsIn the United States, men of all ages earn more money if they are married. Like married men, married women have higher personal earnings than women who have never married, but only at younger ages. 03/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/MarriageBoostsIndividualEarnings.aspx26aca6a0-a82e-444d-b202-eb0177a76696PopWire: Younger U.S. Baby Boomers Less Likely to Divorce by 40 Than Older BoomersYounger U.S. baby boomers were less likely to be divorced by 40 than older ones. The patterns is similar for women, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.10/12/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/PopWireOct2007.aspx1a1f8e13-4b22-4a36-89ee-18f01dc18c05Traditional Families Account for Only 7 Percent of U.S. HouseholdsOnly 7 percent of all U.S. households consist of married couples with children in which only the husband works. 02/01/2003/Publications/Articles/2003/TraditionalFamiliesAccountforOnly7PercentofUSHouseholds.aspx092af598-b1e9-4b2c-894f-877d54cb2ea1America's Military PopulationSince 1973, when the draft ended and the U.S. military became an all-volunteer force, the military has increasingly reflected the country's diversity. But it still struggles with aspects of that diversity as well as the needs of military families, according to a PRB Population Bulletin.02/01/2005/Publications/Articles/2005/AmericasMilitaryPopulation.aspxf82ea423-6b50-4c94-98c3-4990bf9f0166Race/Ethnic Income Gap Growing Among U.S. Working Poor Families03/16/2015/Publications/Articles/2015/working-poor-families.aspxe6905071-f522-47a9-ba1e-d009e6729be3Family Caregiving for Older PeopleIn the United States, the vast majority of care that allows older people to live in their own homes is provided by family members who do not receive pay for their services. As the older share of the population increases and people live longer with chronic disabling conditions, particularly dementia, meeting the care needs of older Americans will become more challenging for families.02/24/2016/Publications/Articles/2016/todays-research-aging-caregiving.aspxca921334-e2d5-42fa-95e4-1bf749ed8a7cRising Trend of Births Outside MarriageAn important indication of changing attitudes toward family formation is the rapidly rising trend of births outside of marriage. In many countries today, nonmarital childbearing has become routine.04/22/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/nonmarital-births.aspxc9190a1a-787a-40c3-ba89-bc48f8179fc0Marriage Benefits Men's HealthMarriage improves health indicators and decreases the risk of certain diseases, according to a report in the Harvard Men's Health Watch. On the other hand, marital stress, divorce, and the death of a spouse have the opposite effect, particularly on men.09/02/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usmarriagemenshealth.aspxb9936889-3b42-40c2-8262-0054c268c440Changes in Child Care Could Reduce Job Options for Eastern German MothersLevels of use and provision of public child care are similar in eastern and western Germany. This pattern could ultimately limit the options of eastern German mothers with young children to work full time. 04/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/ChangesinChildCareCouldReduceJobOptionsforEasternGermanMothers.aspxa3b3035c-cec2-4825-ade9-5d508a39c975How Involved Are Fathers in Raising Children?While men and women in the U.S. agree that parenting should be shared equally, surveys show that reports of actual involvement do not agree. Mothers report they are the ones primarily involved in raising children; fathers think that childrearing is shared equally. 12/01/2000/Publications/Articles/2000/HowInvolvedAreFathersinRaisingChildren.aspx8d6ab73c-9eae-4896-87e8-af5c9ccd9867