Family values assumes a mom, a dad, and kids, the offspring of said mom and dad, and, fact is, many home builders and developers market their new homes and communities to "traditional" married-with-children households.
But, look at what the data say.In 2014, just 14% of children younger than 18 lived with a stay-at-home mother and a working father who were in their first marriage.
Pew Research analyst Gretchen Livingston notes that even back in the 1960s when such "traditional" nuclear families were idealized on TV, they were hardly a dominant household composition at the time. She writes:
One of the biggest changes has been the increase in kids living with single parents – up to 26% from 9% in 1960. An additional 7% of children today are living with two parents who are not married.
Other big differences and similarities are here. Ch-ch-ch-changes.