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Family Statistics

U.S. News and World Report, December 25, 1989

Families in 2000 will average 1.81 children, down from 1.84 today. Some 60 percent of kids born in the &ls;80s will live for a time with one parent; One kid in four will live with a stepparent by age 16. One third of all households will be childless. . . Supporting a teenager still at home will cost $12,000 a year against $7,000 now. Kids who head to college in 2000 will need upwards of $100,000 for each bachelor's degree.