The Future

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“The quiet sense of something lost”
– Alfred Tennyson

I’m just starting so there is some catching up to do.

I’ll post a number of significant research reports that will help to explain what the future is going to look like based on current trends.

 

All of these reports are from the Pew Research Center

Education, Marriage and Parenting
A widening gap is developing between educated and less educated segments of our population. There is a significant relationship between education and marital status (divorce, single parenting, and fathers living with children)

Mom as Primary Provider
In 1960 just 11% of mothers were the sole breadwinner, today it’s 40%

Marriage On The Decline
Putting off marriage until after college, finding the right job or living together means that now only 51% of adults 18 and older are married. In 1960 72% were married. This same trend is occurring in other developed nations as well.

Americans are Confused
When it comes to rendering judgments about the changes taking place in our family arrangements Americans are divided evenly between accepting, rejecting and skeptical. Take a look at some of the survey results on several key issues.

About Randy Wilson

Professor of Sociology at Houston Baptist University I read, think and write about religion and culture in the United States. It's very interesting and very complicated but incredibly exciting. For many years I have been trying to figure out how people learn best (my students and myself). The classes I teach are always in a state of experimentation - trying to reorganize around what students bring to the table and where we have to go.

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