Data Point - Percentage of American babies born out of wedlock 1940-2017 - Granite Grok

Data Point – Percentage of American babies born out of wedlock 1940-2017

37.8 Percent in Generation That Starts Turning 21 Next Year Was Born to Unwed Moms

In the 20-year cohort of American young people who were born in the years from 1998 through 2017 — and will start turning 21 next year — 37.8 percent were born to unmarried mothers, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 80,913,887 children were born during that two-decade stretch; 30,611,650 did not have a father who was married to their mother. To put that in perspective, the CDC data shows that among the 20-year cohort of Americans born from 1940 through 1959 — who started turning 21 in 1961 — only 4.1 percent were born to unmarried mothers.

1960 was the year that oral contraceptive (“the Pill”) became widely available.  Studies have shown that children do worse without both a mother and father.

(H/T: CNSNews)

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