PRB Topic Feed: Marriage/ Family/Topics/MarriageFamily.aspxMost Americans Marry Within Their RaceOne in seven new marriages in 2008 was either interracial or between a Hispanic and a non-Hispanic, unions encompassed by the term "intermarriages." This is double the percentage of intermarriages in 1980, but still relatively low.08/05/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/usintermarriage.aspxcd49aa66-c6a2-4cd0-96d2-f0981e52df9eMixed-Race Marriages Reduce Housing SegregationThe persistent separation of racial groups across U.S. neighborhoods has lessened slightly due to mixed-race marriages. But residential patterns differ depending on the racial makeup of the couple.09/27/2013/Publications/Articles/2013/mixed-race-marriages-and-housing-segregation.aspxca818548-9579-447e-a86a-b8b7fdcdb40fDomestic Partner Benefits Won't Break the BankAs more U.S. employers begin to offer domestic partner health care benefits to their workers, the question arises: How much will such benefits cost? To get at the answer, this article estimates the percentage of workers who will request benefits. 04/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/DomesticPartnerBenefitsWontBreaktheBank.aspxafe6c4d4-b16b-4e85-af06-6d20bee0c50fOut of the Closet and Onto the Census Long FormIn 1990, the census questionnaire allowed heads of household to mark "unmarried partner" to describe an adult of the same sex living in the same house. In 2000, the Census Bureau recoded any same-sex "spouse" responses as "unmarried partner" responses.05/10/2002/Publications/Articles/2002/OutoftheClosetandOntotheCensusLongForm.aspxa6949baf-7aa9-438a-9e0f-793defcb40ceAustralian Fathers' Long Hours Affect Sons More Than DaughtersUp to 20 percent of Australian fathers worked 55 or more hours per week, and were more likely to have young sons with a higher level of aggressive behavior, compared with boys whose dads worked fewer hours, said a new study. 03/06/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/australian-fathers-sons.aspx9c2fe429-c8a5-48c9-a897-fa882392451eDo Parents Spend Enough Time With Their Children?Parents today spend at least as many hours caring for their children each week as parents did four decades ago. But many parents believe they spend too little time with their sons and daughters.01/17/2007/Publications/Articles/2007/DoParentsSpendEnoughTimeWithTheirChildren.aspx998f038d-779b-4cde-84a2-0deeafd416eeIn U.S., a Sharp Increase in Young Men Living at HomeMore young adults—especially men—are delaying marriage and staying in their parents' homes. Between 2007 and 2011, the number of young adults living at home rose from 4.7 million to 5.9 million—contributing to an increase in "doubled-up" households since the onset of the recession. 09/22/2011/Publications/Articles/2011/us-young-adults-living-at-home.aspx988ce778-2b08-4e63-a10e-bd0083d136e7The Rise — and Fall? — of Single-Parent FamiliesThe yearly increases in single-parent families that defined the U.S. landscape for more than 40 years have ended. Over the last five years, the share of children born to unmarried mothers has stabilized, and the share of children living in single-parent families has stabilized and inched downward.07/01/2001/Publications/Articles/2001/TheRiseandFallofSingleParentFamilies.aspx92845391-9dc1-4b45-aef6-591d1d62e2efPoor Sleep Has Social Causes and ConsequencesPoor sleep is often considered an individual problem, but it's also a public health issue.04/14/2014/Publications/Articles/2014/sleep.aspx90af75a9-f809-4271-9370-5f4a730c73c4Child Marriage in the Middle East and North Africa Child marriage reinforces the vicious cycle of early marriage, low education, high fertility, and poverty. Most countries in the Middle East and North Africa region have laws on the minimum legal age for marriage, but some families take advantage of religious laws and arrange religious ceremonies.04/22/2010/Publications/Articles/2010/menachildmarriage.aspx8dbb3139-fbb3-4cb2-b8e7-0c6beaf44c30