Bristol Palin is part of a growing American phenomenon were majority of babies born to women younger than 30 are out of wedlock. Karen Uhlenhuth of The Kansas City Star reports:
After creeping slowly and steadily upward most of the last 50 years, the number of babies born to young unmarried women quietly crossed a troubling threshold in 2006. For the first time in a half century of record-keeping, a majority of babies born to women younger than 30.
This "new norm" seems to have become an issue now that the number of white unmarried women and teens having babies is on a significan rise. As long as it was assumed and "reported" that only African-Americans and other minority or low-income women and teenagers were having babies out-of-wedlock all was fine on the western-front. Now that statistis show that young white suburban teens are having babies, making pregnancy packs, and obviously having unprotected sex ITS TIME TO DO SOMETHING! But, of course we knew that would happen, didn't we?The inequality of incomes in these families is unbelievable. Forty percent are poor, or near-poor. A large fraction is dependent on public assistance. Unless the mother is very well-educated and has a bachelor’s degree or above, there’s a huge fiscal cost to the rest of us.
The next generation of children is going to be much more unequal than what we have today. You’re going to have a really elite group and a group that will massively fall behind. These gaps are really extraordinary. I testified before Congress and said, ‘Look, guys, we really need to face this.
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