Forty Percent Of U.S. Births Are Now Out Of Wedlock

03.19.09 10 years ago 6 Comments

The birth rate rose slightly for women of all ages, and births to unwed mothers reached an all-time high of about 40 percent, continuing a trend that started years ago. More than three-quarters of these women were 20 or older.

For a variety of reasons, it’s become more acceptable for women to have babies without a husband, said Duke University’s S. Philip Morgan, a leading fertility researcher.Even happy couples may be living together without getting married, experts say. And more women — especially those in their 30s and 40s — are choosing to have children despite their single status.

Source: Yahoo

I hope to avoid this trend when I have kids, not being with your baby mother brings up a lot of issues. Yes some people go on to marry the person they have a child with but I rather just wait. If you don’t stay together you got to deal with a step father, issues over child support and she might make a sex tape.

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