In Brief: Nov. 6, 2000

NO KIDS According to sociologists at Rutgers University's National Marriage Project, modern marriage is becoming more about romance and the search for a soul mate than about child rearing and family. At the end of the 19th century, 75% of American households included children under the age of 18. By the 1960s only 48.7% of families had kids living at home, and by 1998 that number had dropped to 33.9%.

EQUAL WORK Married couples who live together before the wedding share household chores more evenly than couples who don't cohabit before tying the knot--at least in Australia. A study at...

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