U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for July 23: Parents' Day

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

PARENTS’ DAY

Profile AmericaSaturday, July 23rd. Tomorrow is Parents’ Day — an annual public observance similar to Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, but not an official holiday with gifts and greetings cards. And because it dates only from 1994, not as well known. Its goal is to honor the men and women whose devotion to children strengthens families and society in general, whether they are actual parents or parental figures. Among the activities of the day, “Parents of the Year” will be recognized at local, state, and national levels. As America changes demographically, the role of parents remains the same — to nurture children. Presently, there are some 91 million parents living with children in the household. The great majority are parent couples, but nearly 20 million are single parents. You can find current data on the country’s economy by downloading the ‘America’s Economy’ mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources:
Parents Day/accessed 5/3/2016: http://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/us/parents-day 
Parents:  https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/2015/july/parents.html 

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Audio” in the “Library” pull-down menu). 

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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau

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