Washington D.C., Dec 19, 2018 / 15:35 pm
One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their married biological parents throughout their childhood.
"This figure is based on the proportion of 17-and-18-year-old high school students who were reported to be living with both their married birth mothers and biological fathers in 2016," noted a report issued by the Institute for Family Studies.
"The fact that they were still living in such families at the culmination of their schooling means that the vast majority of them grew up in them since birth," the report continued.
The report was authored by researchers Nicholas Zill and W. Bradford Wilcox, and published by the Institute of Family Studies in February. It analyzed data from a survey released by the U.S. Department of Education.