Modern Family: how U.S households have changed since the 1970’s

More Americans are living alone than ever before, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report that looks at how families and living arrangements have changed over time. In 1970, only 17 percent of the U.S. population was living alone. By 2012, the proportion of single-person households increased more than10 percentage points, to 27.4 percent. The share of households that were married couples with children has halved since 1970, from 40 percent to 20 percent, according to the report.

Modern Family: how U.S households have changed since the 1970

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Meridith Dennes is a co-founder and the CEO of Project Eve LLC, a leading women's lifestyle media company online including some of the web's best loved communities including the eponymous Project Eve, Getting Balance, Project Eve Moms, Project Eve Money and Scary Puppy Silly Kitty. With a digital readership in excess of 20+ million monthly uniques, and over 1 million social media followers, Project Eve provides the news and resources to inspire and empower women. Meridith also works as a digital consultant and social media strategist and has worked with several Fortune 500 companies to help increase brand awareness and improve social media engagement.Meridith holds a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from NYU's Stern School of Business. Prior to founding Project Eve, she spent 15 years working in investment banking. Meridith currently lives in Vermont with her husband and 2 daughters and spends her free time teaching skiing, practicing yoga, hiking and snowshoeing.

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