Unstereotypical Suburbs, Sexual Self-Description, Etc.

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The gap continues to grow between the real-life suburbs and outdated parodies of them that pop culture serves up. An analysis of 2000 Census data by the Brookings Institution finds that the suburbs of major metropolitan areas “are home to growing numbers of household types traditionally associated with cities”—most notably “young singles and elderly people living alone,” as well as single-parent families.

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