Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Since 1965, the percentage of children raised by unmarried mothers has risen from 25% to 50% among blacks, and from 7% to 19% among whites

In 2013, 30% of single-mother families were black while blacks made up only 13% of the general population. For blacks, the number of children living with a mother who lacks a high school diploma has increased from 56% in 1980 to 66% in 2010. The official poverty rate in 2013 among all families with children was 40% if the family was headed by an unmarried mother and only 8%t if the family was headed by a married couple. Among blacks, the rates were 46% in single-mother families and 12% in married-parent families. Among Hispanics, the figures were 47% and 18%, and among whites the rates were 32% and 4%, respectively.

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