March 18, 2013
THE NEW UNMARRIED MOMS: We’ve reduced teen pregnancy, but now childbearing outside wedlock is exploding among 20-somethings. “In fact, a key part of the explanation for the struggles of today’s working and lower middle classes in the U.S. is delayed marriage. . . . Among college grads today, only 12% of first births are outside marriage. For high-school dropouts, who tend to be the poorest population, 83% of first births are outside marriage, the CDC data show.”
My USA Today column for tomorrow is on a related topic.