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Oregon

  • By: Patricia Drew
  • In: Encyclopedia of Motherhood
  • Edited by: Andrea O'Reilly
  • Subject:Sociology of Gender, Parenting, Maternal Health

The state of Oregon, on the western coast of the United States, was home to over 3,700,000 individuals in 2007. At that time, there were approximately 877,000 children under age 18. According to the 2000 U.S. Census, the average number of children per Oregon families with children in the home was 1.87. Twenty-two percent of Oregon households were comprised of married couples with children. Six percent of all Oregon households were comprised of single mothers with children; this is slightly lower than the United States' average. Oregon's 2007 marriage rate was 7.1 per 1,000, which was slightly lower than the national average of 7.3 per 1,000. Oregon's 2007 divorce rate was 4.0 per 1,000, which was slightly higher than the national average of 3.6 per ...

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