Childbearing Outside of Marriage: Estimates and Trends in the United States

Publication number: 2011-29

Author(s): Elizabeth Wildsmith; Nicole R. Steward-Streng; Jennifer Manlove

Publication date: Nov 2011

Doc type: Research Brief

This Research Brief draws from multiple published reports using data through 2009, as well as from Child Trends’ original analyses of data from a nationally representative survey of children born in 2001, to provide up-to-date information about nonmarital childbearing; to describe the women who have children outside of marriage; and to examine how these patterns have changed over time.

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