Tracking Multigenerational Homes
Philadelphia Inquirer (09/07/01) Vol. 104, No. 37 p.A3; Ginsberg, Thomas

Families living under one roof are increasingly comprised of multiple generations, according to the Census Bureau, which found that the rate of multiple generations in U.S. households increased 4 percent last year. New Jersey alone features nearly 5 percent of multi-generational homes, while Pennsylvania has about 3 percent. Some of the factors leading to more than one family living under one roof include cross-currents of immigration, expensive housing, welfare, and crime. The figures also show that many more households in 2000 contain more grandchildren than in 1990, with a 30 percent rise nationwide. The Census Bureau's results did not disclose the racial or ethnic makeup of the households.


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