Friday, May 03, 2013

Unmarried Mothers Increasing

40% Of All Florida Births To Unmarried Moms

The percentage of U.S. births to unmarried women has been increasing steadily since the 1940s and has increased even more markedly in recent years. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, the birth rate for unmarried women in 2007 was 80% higher than it was in 1980 and increased 20% between 2002 and 2007. 

In 2011, 4.1 million women reported that they had a birth in the last year. Of these women, 35.7% were unmarried at the time of the survey. Over the same time period, it is estimated that there were 82,756 births in Florida where the mother reported being nonmarried, equating to roughly 40% of all births.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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