The “Declining Marital Birth Rate” Myth. The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) reported that the birth rate for unmarried women declined by nearly two percent from 52.9 in 2007 to 52.0 in 2008. This decrease was not, however, enough to prevent a further increase in unwed births as a percentage of all births from 39.7 percent in 2007 to 40.6 percent in 2008. [more …]
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