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    The Family

    The family unit has changed since the days of the 1950s. Many families are comprised of a mix between biological parents and step-parents. Some households are made up of two moms or two dads or include extended family. In addition, many children today have two nuclear households, as the divorce rates have steadily increased since the 1950s.
    The concept of family has grown over the past years. Many families have one parent and this parent must also work outside of the home. Many moms are working outside of the home, having to earn money to support the family. Of course it is easier to have a two parent household as the parents can share in the workload, but single family units can work too.