The demographics of the modern family in America surprised me. I could understand why some of the statistics were going to be unpredictable, but didn’t think the findings would be so radical. I would assume that the majority of single family households would be headed by females, yet 80% of single households are headed by women. It is amazing that raising a child throughout their life time could cost up to a million dollars and not only are children financial burdens, but a social and emotional responsibility.
Another shocking fact is how the same-sex couples are underrepresented. Amazed that discrimination is embedded in the U.S. Census data. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics doe not even acknowledge same-sex marriage as legitimate. However they did make a “better” change. We should “thank” the census data for changing same-sex marriage from listing it as an “error” to the new improved “single household.” Same-sex marriage is no longer considered errors, they just don’t count their bond. Although according to chapter 8, the Obama Administration has announced they will release the data in the future.