Skip to comments.The New Unmarried Moms[UnMarried 20 Somethings Account For 41% of All Births!]
Posted on 03/16/2013 11:06:38 AM PDT by Steelfish
March 15, 2013 The New Unmarried Moms We've reduced teen pregnancy, but now childbearing outside wedlock is exploding among 20-somethings
KAY HYMOWITZ, W. BRADFORD WILCOX and KELLEEN KAYE
For many Americans, the phrase "young single mother" conjures up a picture of a teenage high-school dropout. But that image is out of date. Teen pregnancy rates have been declining for two decades now. Today's typical unmarried mother is a high-school graduate in her early 20s who may very well be living with her child's father.
Despite her apparent advantages, however, she faces many of the same problems that we used to associate with her younger sisters. If 30 is the new 20, today's unmarried 20-somethings are the new teen moms. And the tragic consequences are much the same: children raised in homes that often put them at an enormous disadvantage from the very start of life.
Thanks in part to TV shows like "Girls" and predecessors like "Friends," we tend to think of today's 20-something years as a kind of postadolescent transitional period: Young adults move in and out of jobs and careers, hang out at cafes and bars with friends, test drive romantic partners and just try to figure themselves out.
This pop-cultural depiction is accurate enough for the third or so of Americans who have a four-year college degree, but it's a long way from the reality of most 20-somethings. By the time they turn 30, about two-thirds of American women have had their first child, usually outside of marriage.
Indeed, 20-somethings are driving America's all-time high level of nonmarital childbearing, which is now at 41% of all births, according to vital-statistics data from the Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Sixty percent of those births are to women in their 20s, while teens account for only one-fifth of ......
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I dated an unmarried 20 something years ago....still not sure what it was...
No one is good enough for these women to marry, so they just borrow their sperm and then vote for the government to support them and their children. Women like these used to be called “sluts,” but now they’re just “Democrats.”
“....UnMarried 20 Somethings Account For 41% of All Births!”
It is hard to be born when you are 20....no childhood, etc....
Not if you’re a replicant.
Uncle Sam is now most kids father.
The nuclear family is now Baby-Momma, Baby-Daddy, and Uncle Sam.
The New Unmarried Moms[UnMarried 20 Somethings Account For 41% of All Births!]
And 90% of Welfare Claims.
State sponsored ghetto values has been successful and is now accepted as the new norm.
They are not single. Most will be married to government. The government will be their, and their kid’s, life-long companion that will provide, food, phone, shelter, healthcare, transportation, and enough welfare money to be able to get anything else they need. Too bad their companion’s job is to go out and steal from those who work for a living.
So what is the result of the government paying for babies for single mothers but not if she is married but living with the father.
Lots of information in that article, but like most all on this subject it doesn’t tell us how many of the twenty-something, lower and middle class single moms are relying on government programs for part or all of their financial support.
With fewer decent jobs for the non-college grads, some combination of low paying work, children out-of-wedlock and government programs has become of a way a life for more and more Americans.
The Bastard Baby Boom continues.
America: The Nation of Bastards.
A momma, baby and absent father can net a single parent female a buttload of government largess each year.
SNAP, WICs, TANF, Section 8 vouchers, multiple religious food pantry weekly raids, School Breakfast, School Lunch, you name it. Each year, they also can go to Walmart and have Jackson Hewitt fill out their 1040EZs for free and get an instant Refund Anticipation Loan (for a modest JH loan fee of course). Most walk out of WallyWorld with a $4000 PLUS refund check for taxes they NEVER paid!
No W-2? Don’t worry. Yesterday I spotted an Obama Voter with a sign on the back of the car that essentially said “I can print you up a fake W-2 for your EITC return”....
I will say that there are also tons of 20 something males who have “sired” a huge number of children with out the responsibilty to support them.
I am amazed these days when my daughter tells me “Oh he has X kids by different women...” She never even says the words “had been married...”
It’s an epidemic, frankly.
It needs to be addressed; but will not be, so long as we allow compulsion driven neurotics to dictate policy.
what is the demographic breakdown to the 41% stats
And what are the men called?
The state is their family. Study early USSR feminist authors and you will understand. The USSR/Stalin was a pioneer for women’s “rights” if one understands their means to the end. A sick joke that millions of westerners have fallen prey to thanks to the Cultural Marxists in academia and corporations that enforce this “code” called PC.