Young, Unmarried, with Children

Filed in Gather News Channel by on July 1, 2008 0 Comments

Marriage, then children. It’s a progression that most Americans have followed and is still common for much of America.

But a new study has found that over half of all births to women under 30 are out of wedlock. It’s a trend that’s especially prevalent among low-income crowds but that hits home for all of us.

Listen to an On Point discussion about the rise in young, unmarried mothers, and what it means for America.

What do you think is driving unmarried parenthood?  Lack of jobs?  Stronger women?  The Juno effect? 


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