Research suggests that single-parent families may face disadvantages such as financial stress and limited support - a look at some data showing this reality.

A look at a recent PEW poll of the state of parenting in America - it's goals, challenges, self-analysis, and rewards of parenting efforts.

Increasingly no one seems like they are getting married. Is marriage obsolete and traditional institutions on the decline?

To understand better American culture and its trends, here are some basic trends of marriages over the past few decades.

Trends in marriage in terms of whether women prefer keeping their last name rather than taking the name of their husband.