Babies Born Outside of Marriage

As noted in previous updates, over 40% of the babies born in the United States are born outside of marriage. The same sad statistic holds true for Missouri. So what is the romantic relationship – cohabitation, just visiting, etc. – when unmarried women give birth. Below is a chart detailing findings from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study (an extensive and ongoing study conducted jointly by Princeton and Columbia Universities):


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