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Thenumber of unmarried women having children has soared in recent years, with white women in their 20's accounting for much of the increase, says a new study by the National Center for Health Statistics. Unmarried teens, who in 1973 accounted for over fifty percent of all illegitimate births, bore fewer than a third of the 1.2 million out of wedlock babies in 1992. However, the new single mothers aren't real-life counterparts to Murphy Brown. The majority are low-income women who are likely to remain stuck at lower economic levels.