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Nonmarital Childbearing among Adult Women
Anne K. Driscoll, Gesine K. Hearn, V. Jeffery Evans, Kristin A. Moore, Barbara W. Sugland and Vaughn Call
Journal of Marriage and Family
Vol. 61, No. 1 (Feb., 1999), pp. 178-187
Published by: National Council on Family Relations
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/353892
Page Count: 10
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We look at fertility and economic outcomes of women with three types of nonmarital births and women who have marital births. The sample is from the National Survey of Families and Households. Net of controls, married and unmarried women with a recent birth are equally likely to have another birth. Never-married and previously married mothers are more likely to have another nonmarital birth than are other women. Additional nonmarital births to never-married women are associated with being on welfare, not being employed, and having low household income.
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