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Family Statistics

  • Families in 2000 will average 1.81 children, down from 1.84 today.
  • Some 60 percent of kids born in the ‘80s will live for a time with one parent;
  • One kid in four will live with a stepparent by age 16.
  • One third of all households will be childless. . .
  • Supporting a teenager still at home will cost $12,000 a year against $7,000 now.
  • Kids who head to college in 2000 will need upwards of $100,000 for each bachelor’s degree.

U.S. News and World Report, December 25, 1989

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