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Study: Unwed Mothers Account for Nearly Half of First Births in US

joQQeb Wrote: Mar 25, 2013 11:56 AM
It's got nothing to do with wages. Should you pay a guy who is training to learn how to run the fryer at McDonalds $15 an hour? If so you can kiss about 100,000 fry cook jobs away plus the dollar menu as well. Minimum wage is paid to people with no skills. Not our problem if sombody without any marketable skills has 3 kids. If you earn minimum wage for salary, maybe it has something to do with your report card!

This trend line has been headed in an alarming direction for decades, but hitting the 50 percent threshold only seems like a matter of time at this point.  We're almost there already (via the Washington Times):
 

Some 48 percent of first births in America are now to unmarried women. This means “the nation is at a tipping point, on the verge of moving into a new demographic reality, where the majority of first births in the United States precede marriage,” said the study, “Knot Yet: The Benefits and Costs of Delayed Marriage in America,”...