Fewer unmarried women having children, CDC says

August 13, 2014 2:13 PM

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New data from the National Vital Statistics System and the National Survey of Family Growth indicate a recent decline in the rate of nonmarital childbearing in the U.S. The findings suggest that nonmarital births and birth rates have dropped seven and 14 percent, respectively, after a peak in the late 2000s.

The same data show an approximate total of 1,605,643 births to unmarried women in 2013. Approximately four out of 10 U.S. births were to women who were not married between 2007 and 2013. Additionally, nonmarital birth rates declined in every age group under 35 since 2007, while the rates increased f...

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