- US Nonmarital Births
- US Unmarried Mothers
- US Nonmarital Births Statistics
- Nonmarital Childbearing
- Nonmarital Births
- Unmarried Mothers
- Unmarried Women
- Single Parents
US Nonmarital Childbearing
The US Nonmarital Childbearing dataset includes data about nonmarital childbearing by detailed race and Hispanic origin of mother and maternal age in the United States between 1970 and 2015.
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The US Nonmarital Childbearing dataset lists live births per 1,000 unmarried women aged from 15 to 44 by race, percent of live births to unmarried mothers by race, number of live births and percent distribution of live births to unmarried mothers by mothers age.
Nonmarital births are of two basic types. Some births, especially among younger women, are to those who never have been married. The other type of nonmarital childbearing occurs among women who were previously married, but who were divorced or widowed at the time of the birth.
Among other factors, increasing diversity in marriage and family forms have contributed to the prevalence of nonmarital births. Specifically, cohabiting unions, where partners live in an informal, marriage-like relationship, often result in nonmarital births.
Research on the risk factors for nonmarital childbearing in the United States reveals that instability in family living arrangements due to parents’ divorce, remarriage, job loss, and frequent migration is associated with children’s nonmarital childbearing later in life.
In addition, children in single parent homes who experience poverty and inadequacy of resources face a higher likelihood of being involved in nonmarital fertility.
Live births per 1,000 unmarried women rates are computed by dividing births to unmarried mothers, regardless of age of mother, by the population of unmarried women aged 15–44.
Population data for unmarried American Indian or Alaska Native women are not available for rate calculations.
Prior to 2000, population data for unmarried Asian or Pacific Islander women were not available for rate calculations.
About this Dataset
John Snow Labs; US National Center for Health Statistics;
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Nonmarital Childbearing, Nonmarital Births, Unmarried Mothers, Unmarried Women, Single Parents, Childbirth
US Nonmarital Births, US Unmarried Mothers, US Nonmarital Births Statistics
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|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried women aged between 15 and 44 for all races and origins.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried white women aged between 15 and 44.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Black_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried black or African American women aged between 15 and 44.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Asian_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried Asian or Pacific Islander women aged between 15 and 44.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Hispanic_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried Hispanic or Latina women aged between 15 and 44.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_Women||Live births per 1000 unmarried white not Hispanic or Latina women aged between 15 and 44.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Mothers||Percent of live births to unmarried mothers of all races and origins.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_Mothers||Live births to unmarried white mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Black or African American mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_American_Indian_or_Alaska_Mothers||Live births to unmarried American Indian or Alaska native mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Asian_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Asian or Pacific Islander mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Hispanic_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Mexican_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Mexican mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Puerto_Rican_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Puerto Rican mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Cuban_Mothers||Live births to unmarried Cuban mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Central_and_South_American_Mothers||Live births to unmarried central and south American mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Other_Hispanic_Mothers||Live births to unmarried other and unknown Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_Mothers||Live births to unmarried white but not Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_Not_His_Or_Lat_Mothers||Live births to unmarried black but not Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.||number||level : Ratio|
|Live_Births_in_Thousands||Total of live births in thousands||integer||level : Ratio|
|Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Under_20_Years||Percentage of live births for unmarried mothers under 20 years to total live births for unmarried mothers.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_From_21_to_24_Years||Percentage of live births for unmarried mothers from 21 to 24 years OF total live births for unmarried mothers.||number||level : Ratio|
|Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Over_25_Years||Percentage of live births for unmarried mothers 25 years and over to total live births for unmarried mothers.||number||level : Ratio|
|Year||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried Women||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried White Women||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried Black Women||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried Asian Women||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried Hispanic Women||Live Births Per 1000 Unmarried White Not His Or Lat Women||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried White Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Black Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried American Indian or Alaska Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Asian Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Hispanic Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Mexican Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Puerto Rican Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Cuban Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Central and South American Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Other Hispanic Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried White Not His Or Lat Mothers||Percent of Live Births To Unmarried Black Not His Or Lat Mothers||Live Births in Thousands||Percentage of Live Births For Unmarried Womens Under 20 Years||Percentage of Live Births For Unmarried Womens From 21 to 24 Years||Percentage of Live Births For Unmarried Womens Over 25 Years|