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online.csp.edu/.../the-evolution-of-american-family-structure

American family structure is constantly evolving. Over the past century, changes in family dynamics have transformed the appearance of the traditional unit.

www.themotherco.com/2014/11/what-is-the-traditional-family

What are the myths about the “Traditional American Family’? One myth is that male breadwinner families were “the” traditional family. Much more traditional has been the custom of having a family labor force — either with the wife as co-provider or the children, and often both.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_structure_in_the_United_States

The nuclear family consists of a mother, father, and the children. The two-parent nuclear family has become less prevalent, and pre-American and European family forms have become more common. Beginning in the 1970s in the United States, the structure of the "traditional" nuclear American family began to change.

www.bartleby.com/essay/The-Traditional-American-Family...

The traditional American family can be traced back to the aggressive marketing in the 1950’s. The image of a white, middle class family owning a moderate sized home with a well-kept lawn. The father is the head of the household who would teach his kids all the life lessons and be the only source ...

www.theatlantic.com/.../rip-traditional-american-family/432171

R.I.P. Traditional American Family. ... But even as the American family has changed and public attitudes about families have shifted, policy targeted at supporting families continues to fall back ...

time.com/3265733/nuclear-family-typical-society-parents-children...

A new study shows the decline of the nuclear family and its replacement by a highly diverse array of living and relationship arrangements ... the 1960 US Census and the 2012 American Community ...

www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/11/the-slow...

The Slow Death of 'Traditional' Families in America. ... exactly, does the quintessential American family look like today? Gay marriage laws have happily extended legal rights to same-sex couples ...

www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/12/17/1-the-american-family-today

The American family today. ... The declining share of children living in what is often deemed a “traditional” family has been largely supplanted by the rising shares of children living with single or cohabiting parents. Not only has the diversity in family living arrangements increased since the early 1960s, but so has the fluidity of the ...

www.cnsnews.com/commentary/lynn-wardle/american-family...

Are American families really “disintegrating” today? Sadly, a lot of evidence seems to indicate that traditional American families are an endangered and disappearing species. Several statistical indicia suggest that traditional families (husband and wife with children) and family life are disappearing in the United States.

www.reference.com/family/definition-traditional-family-c2...

The definition of a traditional family is a social unit that consists of parents and children, whether living together or not. This definition is not immutable nor is it specific. Family no longer refers to individuals in a group related by blood. Family now includes people who form close bonds.