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Report Number P23-197
By Amara Bachu
Component ID: #ti492265433

Introduction

One of the most closely watched indicators of fertility over the past 30 years is the proportion of births occurring outside of marriage. Postponement of marriages among never-married women in pursuit of higher education and career development, along with increasing numbers of cohabiting relationships, have exposed women to greater risk of premaritally conceived births than in earlier years.

Source and Accuracy

Current Population Survey

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