WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 (UPI) –
The number of U.S. households with an unemployed parent and a child under 18 living at home soared from 2005 to 2011, a Census Bureau report says.
The report titled, “America’s Families and Living Arrangements: 2012″ says that there were 2.4 million households in 2005 with an unemployed parent and at least one child under 18 in 2005 By 2011, that number had grown 33 percent to 3.2 million, the Census Bureau said Tuesday.
“During the recession, economic well-being worsened for families with children. Home ownership among families declined, while food stamp receipt and parental unemployment increased. Even after the recession officially ended in 2009, these measures remained worse than before it began,” said report co-author Jamie Lewis, who is a demographer in the Census Bureau’s Fertility and Family Statistics Branch.