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Nonmarital Childbearing: Trends, Reasons and Policy
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Editors: Gilberto de la Rayes
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This book explores the significant increase in nonmarital births in the United States, the possible reasons behind the change, and things that can be done to control it. In 2006, a record 38.5% of all United States births were nonmarital births. Many of these children grow up in mother-only families. Although most children who grow up in mother-only families or step-parent families become well-adjusted, productive adults, the bulk of empirical research indicates that children who grow up with only one biological parent in the home are more likely to be financially worse off and have worse socioeconomic outcomes (even after income differences are taken into account) compared to children who grow up with both biological parents in the home. This book analyzes the trends in nonmarital childbearing, discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, addresses some issues involving the fathers of children born outside of marriage, covers many of the reasons for nonmarital childbearing, examines the impact of nonmarital births on families and on the nation, and presents the public policy interventions that have been used to prevent nonmarital births or ameliorate some of the negative financial consequences that are sometimes associated with nonmarital childbearing.

This is an edited, excerpted and augmented edition of a NVSR publication.



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Table of Contents:
Preface

Chapter 1. Nonmarital Childbearing: Trends, Reasons, and Public Policy Interventions, pp. 1-66
(Carmen Solomon-Fears)

Chapter 2. Reducing Teen Pregnancy: Adolescent Family Life and Abstinence Education Programs, pp. 67-76
(Carmen Solomon-Fears)

Chapter 3. Title X (Public Health Service Act) Family Planning Program, pp. 77-96
(Angela Napili)

Chapter 4. Births: Preliminary Data for 2007, pp. 97-140
(Brady E. Hamilton, Joyce A. Martin, Stephanie J. Ventura)

Index

   Series:
      Pregnancy and Infants: Medical, Psychological and Social Issues
   Binding: Softcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   ISBN: 978-1-60741-756-9
   Status: AV
  
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AN Announcing
FM Formatting
PP Page Proofs
FP Final Production
EP Editorial Production
PR At Prepress
AP At Press
AV Available
  
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