In Brief: Nov. 29, 1999

UNMARRIED WITH CHILDREN A new U.S. Census Bureau study indicates that marriage is becoming increasingly irrelevant to parenthood. In the first half of the decade, 53% of firstborns of women ages 15 to 29 were conceived--and 41% were born--out of wedlock. That's triple the figure for premarital conceptions and five times that for premarital births since the early 1930s. The Census study found that only 23% of today's young pregnant women decided to marry before the birth of their first child, in contrast to 54% 60 years ago.

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