The decline of the American family ..

LOS ANGELES — Jan Glusac, 51, is blond and heigh-ho friendly, a first-grade teacher with a first-rate tolerance for contradictory ideas. A few years ago, she and her family participated in a landmark study by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles — a close anthropological look at the daily lives of 32 typical middle-class American families.

Decline of Black Family on Full Display in Baltimore

If the Burnses seem atypical as an American nuclear family, how about the Schulte-Waysers, a merry band of two married dads, six kids and two dogs? Or the Indrakrishnans, a successful immigrant couple in Atlanta whose teenage daughter divides her time between prosaic homework and the precision footwork of ancient Hindu dance; the Glusacs of Los Angeles, with their two nearly grown children and their litany of middle-class challenges that seem like minor sagas; Ana Perez and Julian Hill of Harlem, unmarried and just getting by, but with Warren Buffett-size dreams for their three young children; and the alarming number of families with incarcerated parents, a sorry byproduct of America’s status as the .

The decline of the traditional family - University at Buffalo

The Decline of the American Family ..

Many African-American churches and other ministries are working hard to help young men and build stronger families in their communities. See, for example, Tony Evans’ “A Kingdom Agenda Strategy for Community Transformation.” A wonderful model of local ministry to the urban black community is Project Bridges at the First Baptist Church of Glen Arden, Md.

American gun ownership drops to lowest in nearly 40 …

Analog was rendered obsolete in the switch to digital broadcasting in 2009. For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped.The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers on Tuesday that 96.7 percent of American households now own sets, down from 98.9 percent previously.There are two reasons for the decline, according to Nielsen.


That decline, the company’s report says, “also followed a prolonged and was reversed during the economic upswing of the mid-1990s.” If the current decline persists, it will have profound implications for the networks, studios and distributors that are wedded, at least in part, to the current television ecosystem.Nielsen’s estimates incorporate the results of the 2010 census as well as the behavior of the approximately 50,000 Americans in the national sample that the company relies upon to make ratings projections.

Comparing the Costs of Domestic, International and …

American households have never been more diverse, more surprising, more baffling. In this special issue of Science Times, NATALIE ANGIER takes stock of our changing definition of family.

Suicides among young people continue to be a serious problem

The decline of the black family predicted by Moynihan has become an eerie reality. Its effects transcend fatherless, as well. The collapse of family structure in the African-American community has fostered poverty and hopelessness.

Each year in the U.S., thousands of teenagers commit suicide

Today, over half of all American families live paycheck to paycheck. Unemployment is rampant and those that do actually have jobs are finding that their wages are rising much more slowly than prices are.