Two-thirds of children of young mothers are out of wedlock

Goal #40 of the 45 Communist Goals for America:

“Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.”

Throughout human history, the family has been the bedrock of society. But the traditional husband-wife family in America is crumbling.
Using government statistics, Washington research group Child Trends found that two-thirds of children in the U.S. born to mothers under the age of 30 are out of wedlock. Across all ages, a staggering 4 in 10 women are not married when they have children.

The UK’s Daily Mail reports, Feb. 19, 2012, that compared to the 1990s when a third of Americans were born out of wedlock, now 41% of babies do not have married parents.
The fastest growth of single mothers in the past 20 years is among white women in their 20s with some college education but no four-year degree. In contrast, most college graduates marry before they have children, suggesting family structure is becoming a new class divide. In fact, the less education a woman has, the more likely she is a single mother:

  • 92% of college-educated women are married when they have a child
  • 62% of those with post-secondary schooling are married when they give birth
  • 43% of women with a high school diploma are married when they give birth

Family structure in America is also a racial divide:

  • 73% of black babies are born outside marriage
  • 53% of Latino babies are born outside marriage
  • 29% of white babies are born outside marriage

The reasons for the increasing rate of unwed mothers are said to include the economy (there are fewer “marriageable men” because people are earning less) and changes in social mores that have reduced the incentive to marry.

Amber Strader, a 27-year-old single mother of two children from different men, is skeptical about marriage. The former nursing student-turned-bartender told the New York Times: “I’d like to do it, but I just don’t see it happening right now. Most of my friends say it’s just a piece of paper, and it doesn’t work out anyway.”

For 25-year-old single mother Teresa Fragoso, it’s because women no longer need men to be providers. “Women used to rely on men, but we don’t need to anymore. We support ourselves. We support our kids.”
Other single mothers said that if they married, their household income would rise, costing them government benefits like food stamps and child care. That means these women would rather live in poverty than do without welfare!

In other words, unwed mothers are unwed by choice. And they are making that choice because of the Welfare State. Women no longer need husbands to provide for their children because the government (i.e., taxpayers) now provides for them. The welfare state is corroding the family in America.
Shorn of the responsibility to care for a wife and children, the American male lives in a state of perpetual adolescence. Increasing numbers never leave their parents’ home. U.S. Census Bureau data show that while the share of adult women living with their parents has remained at around 10%, the share of young men living at home has increased sharply, from 14.2% in 2007 to 18.6% in 2011 — the highest level since the Census Bureau first started tracking the measure in 1960.
Worse than the effect on men is how the breakdown of the traditional family affects children — America’s future.
Study after study has found that compared to children born to married couples, children born out of wedlock are more likely to be poor, to struggle in school, and to have emotional and behavioral problems.

~Eowyn

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0 responses to “Two-thirds of children of young mothers are out of wedlock

  1. Not to fret, the State has a little Village for these Children.

     
  2. …wonder who these unwed lasses vote for…quite the voting block.
    It’s become a woman’s world 🙁

     
  3. Women used to rely on men, but we don’t need to anymore. “We support ourselves. We support our kids.” They may be true financially (albiet with government support). But what about the emotional support? Having a spouse to rely on when things get tough? What about the male role model in a child’s life?
    It’s a copout to say you don’t need a man. Having one and being able to work at a marriage is too hard. Easier to be single and do whatever makes you feel good I guess. Sigh…
    Government’s goal…get ’em at birth and care/own them until death. Real life too hard sheeple, let us help you! Argh again…

     
  4. “Women used to rely on men, but we don’t need to anymore. We support ourselves. We support our kids.”
    No you may support the kids financially, but the daycare or babysitters influence who they will be, not u. Let me ask a question….If someone you hardly knew, knocked on your door and asked for the keys to your car, to borrow it, would you give them the keys? NO!…..then why in heavens would you let someone you hardly know keep YOUR CHILD?
    This is a question for the women who think they just do not need a man! I understand that some do not have a choice, and that is a totally different story. But, I am a stay at home mom, I wanted to influence who my kids will become. We have to sacrifice a lot of material luxuries to be able to give our children this, but in the end I have faith the reward will be worth the cost!

     
    • Thanks Grouchy! I love you! You are providing a little bit of confirmation on our parenting decision. Even though we would do it this way if not one person in the world agreed, it still gives me a spring in my step to know that other believers agree. Thank you! 🙂

       
      • Thank you Sage! That really gives me confidence! You are a woman of the Word, so your opinion is one that means a lot to me! I am striving to be disciplined and since God has called me to stay at home with my children, I wear it with honor. Nothing has influenced my walk with Christ like this place in my life has! God uses my children everyday to teach me and show me His Love thru their little eyes, hands, and hugs. I also see the Lord in the middle of all this beautiful chaos and it makes me understand gratitude like I have never understood it before! (A Chaos only a stay at home mom can understand.). Thank you! 🙂

         
        • Sage~
          Yes we have. When we were pregnant w/our son, we were both working in big schools. We both have degrees in Human Development and family studies. I have a minor in Substance Abuse and my husband was going to become a nonprofit lawyer, for a children. AnyHoo, after working in the school system for a couple of yrs, our son was why we decided to move back to my home town, population under 1,000. Our school system is very very unique! It has at most 150 students from K thru 12th grade. The elementary principle is our next door neighbor, the junior high principle grew up here, the high school principle is a STRONG CHRISTIAN, grew up here, and still prays over the sound system and at football games. We are very sheltered here, but we will homeschool if/when the school system goes to pot. It is a totally different lifestyle here.

           
        • Sage-
          I just heard this on a radio sermon and it hit me like a ton of bricks!
          “…..so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?” (Nehemiah 6:2, 3 NIV)
          This is a season in my life that I am carrying on a great project and I cannot stop for anything less important than my children right now! 🙂

           
  5. Not very long ago, in the news, there was a story about a woman, at an upscale daycare, who had been placed on leave, b/c she had Duct taped a 2 yr old child to a nap mat. She had worked at the daycare for a long time. I worked at daycare center during college, and it was one of the better ones, but b/c of this I got to see how the center REALLY worked. Do not judge a book by its cover!

     
  6. Thank you Dr. Eowyn, for this revealing post. This sense of entitlement is revolting and it is sickening.

     

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