…It’s hard to overstate the breakdown of marriage and the rise of single-parent families. Consider out-of-wedlock births. In 1980, about 18 percent of births were to unmarried women; by 2009, the proportion was 41 percent. Among whites, the increase was from 11 percent to 36 percent; among African Americans, from 56 percent to 72 percent; among Hispanics, from 37 percent (1990) to 53 percent. Or look at the share of children living with two parents. Since 1970, that’s dropped from 82 percent to 63 percent. Among whites, the decline is from 87 percent to 73 percent; among African Americans, from 57 percent to 31 percent; among Hispanics, from 78 percent to 57 percent.
That's for births to unmarried women:
and for children in natural households
You can almost see the poverty rates, impoverished women, and the children missing a parent.
Mr Flynn, have you ever read Dalrymple's "Life at the Bottom"?ReplyDelete
Can't say I have.Delete
From what I have read on this blog, I think you might enjoy it. Here's a link to some of the essays included in that collection:Delete
There's no more Jim Crow, but I wonder - Is it better to be subject to legalized discrimination but grow up with a mother and father, or vice versa? Over the next forty years Christians may find out.ReplyDelete
The only discrimination I see in the above post is against the kids that grow up without both parents. That I'm afraid is already legal ( at least in practice).ReplyDelete
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