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The relationship context of nonmarital childbearing in the U.S

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  • Jennifer Manlove

    (Child Trends)

  • Suzanne Ryan

    (National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland)

  • Elizabeth Wildsmith

    (University of Pennsylvania)

  • Kerry Franzetta

    (Chapin Hall Center for Children)

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    Abstract

    Using Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort data, we update estimates of cohabiting nonmarital births, examine factors associated with relationship context at birth, and assess racial/ethnic differences. We find that 52% of nonmarital births occur within cohabitations – an increase of 33% since the early 1990s. Blacks have shown the greatest increase in cohabiting births over time. We also find that the fertility histories of men and women have opposite influences on nonmarital childbearing. Furthermore, for Whites, a partner of a different race/ethnicity is associated with a higher risk of a nonmarital birth; for Blacks and Hispanics, the opposite is true.

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    Article provided by Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany in its journal Demographic Research.

    Volume (Year): 23 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 22 (September)
    Pages: 615-654

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    Handle: RePEc:dem:demres:v:23:y:2010:i:22

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    Keywords: cohabitation; non-marital childbearing;

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    1. Ron J. Lesthaeghe & Lisa Neidert, 2006. "The Second Demographic Transition in the United States: Exception or Textbook Example?," Population and Development Review, The Population Council, Inc., The Population Council, Inc., vol. 32(4), pages 669-698.
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    1. Sharon Sassler & Soma Roy & Elizabeth Stasny, 2014. "Men’s economic status and marital transitions of fragile families," Demographic Research, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, vol. 30(3), pages 71-110, January.
    2. Ryan Heath Bogle, 2012. "Long-Term Cohabitation Among Unwed Parents: Determinants And Consequences For Children," Working Papers 1404, Princeton University, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Center for Research on Child Wellbeing..
    3. Jennifer Manlove & Elizabeth Wildsmith & Erum Ikramullah & Suzanne Ryan & Emily Holcombe & Mindy Scott & Kristen Peterson, 2012. "Union Transitions Following the Birth of a Child to Cohabiting Parents," Population Research and Policy Review, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 361-386, June.

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