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Portrait of Ruth Berdecia with her four-year-old son (Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia with her four-year-old son Ramel outside their Brentwood home. (May 12, 2011)

Single moms

More single moms, fewer husband-wife households: The number of traditional households has been declining on LI for decades. The latest census figures show a continuation of that trend.

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia with her four-year-old son
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Portrait of Ruth Berdecia with her four-year-old son Ramel outside their Brentwood home. (May 12, 2011)

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia playing with her four-year-old
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia playing with her four-year-old son Ramel outside their Brentwood home. (May 12, 2011)

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia playing with her four-year-old
(Credit: Newsday / Thomas A. Ferrara)

Portrait of Ruth Berdecia playing with her four-year-old son Ramel outside their Brentwood home. (May 12, 2011)

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Portrait of Single mother Brigida Salerno with her
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Portrait of Single mother Brigida Salerno with her six-year-old daughter Vanessa Salerno in the Bay Shore home that they are staying in. (May 11, 2011)

Portrait of six-year-old Vanessa Salerno working on her
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Portrait of six-year-old Vanessa Salerno working on her homework while her mother Brigida looks on, in the Bay Shore home that they are staying in. (May 11, 2011)

Portrait of Single mother Brigida Salerno with her
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Portrait of Single mother Brigida Salerno with her six-year-old daughter Vanessa Salerno in the Bay Shore home that they are staying in. (May 11, 2011)

Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing a game with
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Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing a game with her two-year-old son Austin on a laptop computer in their Sayville home. (May 12, 2011)

Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing a game with
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Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing a game with her two-year-old son Austin on a laptop computer in their Sayville home. (May 12, 2011)

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Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing with her two-year-old
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Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing with her two-year-old son Austin in the yard of their Sayville home. (May 12, 2011)

Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing with her two-year-old
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Portrait of Danielle LaRosa playing with her two-year-old son Austin in the yard of their Sayville home. (May 12, 2011)

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