The Return of the Multi-Generational Family Household

The Return of the Multi-Generational Family Household
Source: Pew Research Center, Social and Demographic Trends

From Section 1:

The multi-generational American family household is staging a comeback — driven in part by the job losses and home foreclosures of recent years but more so by demographic changes that have been gathering steam for decades.

As of 2008, a record 49 million Americans, or 16.1% of the total U.S. population, lived in a family household that contained at least two adult generations or a grandparent and at least one other generation, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of census data.

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