Current Population Survey

Family Structure Snapshot

The CPS March 2007, 2008, and 2009 Supplement surveys provide information on the family structure of the U.S. population. Such information allows researchers to examine family structure at the level of households, families, or individuals, respectively. Starting in 2007, CPS Supplement surveys have included new variables referred to as “parent pointers" that indicate a child’s relationship to the mother and father (i.e., biological, step, or adopted) in their household. These new parent pointers allow for further differentiation of family structure in data drawn from the U.S. population.

Suggested Citation:
National Center for Family & Marriage Research. Measures Snapshots: Name of Data Set.
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