Unmarried Motherhood: Recent Trends, Composition, and Black-White Differences

@article{Bumpass1989UnmarriedMR,
  title={Unmarried Motherhood: Recent Trends, Composition, and Black-White Differences},
  author={Larry L. Bumpass and Sara S. Mclanahan},
  journal={Demography},
  year={1989},
  volume={26},
  pages={279-286}
}
The National Survey of Family Growth (1982) is used to examine the extent to which racial differences in premarital birth rates can be explained by differences in parents’ socioeconomic status, family structure, and residential characteristics. The findings document a large diversity in premarital births within both populations. Black women from high-risk backgrounds are three times more likely to have a premarital birth than black women from low-risk backgrounds. Racial differences in… CONTINUE READING

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