Brief Children's Environment and Behavior: Children Born Outside of Marriage
Ariel Halpern, Elaine Sorensen
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Between 1978 and 1996, the number of babies born to unmarried women doubled, from just over 500,000 to over 1.2 million. Although this dramatic rate of increase has slowed in recent years, 32 percent of all U.S. births are still to unmarried women. These children are more likely to be poor than children born to married women.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Family structure