Monday, December 22, 2014

Births To Single Moms Increasing In US For All Groups: 72 Percent Of Blacks Born To Single Mom: 36 Percent Of Whites Born To Single Mom

From The Washington Post, "The unbelievable rise of single motherhood in America over the last 50 years" by Emily Badger:
More women are having their children later in life. Or they're doing so in less traditional ways: before marriage, without marriage, or with unmarried partners. Single motherhood has grown so common in America that demographers now believe half of all children will live with a single mom at some point before the age of 18.
It [following chart] shows that more than 70 percent of all black children today are born to an unmarried mom, a three-fold increase in that rate since the 1960s:

Increase In Unmarried Births Chart: 1950 to 2010
Source: The Washington Post

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