When It Comes to Family Structure, the U.S. Is a Laggard
When it comes to family structure, the United States is a laggard. As Nicholas Zill documented in this space in February, almost seven in ten kids in the United States live in two-parent families. New international data from the recently released World Family Map Report indicate that in this area, the U.S. is an outlier among wealthy nations—but not in a good way. Out of 41 countries with available data on this measure, we place a disappointing 32nd, well below Canada, Australia, and the European nations under examination.