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Given the dividend marriage pays, I am really ambivalent about this trend myself.  Further, that parent is almost as likely to be the father as the mother, which is new and recent (last half decade or so).

What do you think about this trend?  


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Feb. 8th, 2014 02:34 am (UTC)
Is there a source that references this type of information? I'm not exactly sure how true this "trend" is....
Feb. 8th, 2014 03:03 am (UTC)
[citation needed]
Feb. 8th, 2014 03:18 am (UTC)
census and pew data
Feb. 8th, 2014 04:04 am (UTC)
That's no citation, what is the original source of this information? Is there are URL for a report or peer reviewed journal article? How are you, or the source you are citing, defining the concept of a "trend"? 5 years isn't very long when you're talking about a sociological trend. If it exists at all, it could just as easily be an anomalous blip.

It's very easy to take a preliminary finding nd turn it into a headline. Look at the whole kerfuffle with "teen agers are leaving Facebook". SA couple of media outlets took a tiny piece out of an entire Pew Foundatio report and made it say something it didn't.

Also, with all of the who-ha with black children being born outside of marriage, people don't consider that most of those children are born into stable home life situation, the parents have just chosen not to get married. That's a far cry from the image that statement creates of young, single black women irresponsibly getting pregnant and ending up on pubic assistance and black men not being responsible fathers. (Because, I'm not sure if you realize it, but that is exactly what that statement is used to imply).
Feb. 8th, 2014 03:11 pm (UTC)
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