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March 12th, 2012 by Marcia Davis

Women Under 30: No Marriage! Increased Birth Rates!

Illegitimacy seems to be the new “normal” according to a recent NY Times article. According to this article, “the fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20’s who have some college education but no four-year degree”.

This reflects a sad fact that even with the growing availability of choice in procreating, and birth control, it’s still the younger women who chooses mothering without even needing marriage. Are they blinded to what it really means to raise a child?  Is the impact of single Hollywood icons having kids luring them to feel mothering is “in”? Is the lack of being able to get a good job with a good salary giving them the alternative to having a baby to give them something to do? How can they afford to raise a child?

The article continues,”The shift is affecting children’s lives. Researchers have consistently found that children born outside of marriage face elevated risks of falling into poverty, failing in school or suffering emotional and behavioral problems.”I’m not sure about that! In my opinion, marriage doesn’t make raising a child easier or insure success in school.

I may add that children having children can never be a good choice! The average 20 year old has a lot to learn about themselves before they even think about having a child.