Report: Increasing Number of Children Being Raised by Intact Families

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Good news regarding families in the U.S. emerges as a study shows the number of children being raised by their married mothers and fathers is slowly rising. Research fellow at the Institute for Family Studies Lyman Stone found in a new analysis that, “[s]ince a low ebb around 2014, the share of kids living with their parents has actually risen by about 1.5 percentage points.” The discovery comes in contrast to the numbers from early 1960 until around 2014, when the share of children living in intact families decreased from 87% down to around 62%. Family sociologist Brad Wilcox said, “All in all, the decline in intact families in America appears to have bottomed out for now.”