National Center for Family and Marriage Research Family Profiles

Document Type

Report

Abstract

Among women, an increasing proportion of current unions are stepfamilies—unions in which one or both partners had children from a prior relationship (FP-21-21). In this profile, we consider how the share of men’s and women’s coresidential unions that are stepfamilies varies by union type and marital history, educational attainment, and race/ethnicity. We examine men and women under age 50 who are currently living with a partner (married or cohabiting) using data from the 2015-2019 cycles of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), which represent the year 2017 when weighted.

Publication Date

2021

Publisher

National Center for Family and Marriage Research

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