US Nonmarital Childbearing

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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.

Date Created

2017-05

Last Modified

2017-05

Version

2017-05

Update Frequency

Irregular

Temporal Coverage

N/A

Spatial Coverage

United States

Source

John Snow Labs => US National Center for Health Statistics

Source License URL

John Snow Labs Standard License

Source License Requirements

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Source Citation

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Keywords

Nonmarital Childbearing, Nonmarital Births, Unmarried Mothers, Unmarried Women, Single Parents, Childbirth

Other Titles

US Nonmarital Births, US Unmarried Mothers, US Nonmarital Births Statistics

NameDescriptionTypeConstraints
YearYear of statisticsdaterequired : 1
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried women aged between 15 and 44 for all races and origins.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried white women aged between 15 and 44.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Black_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried black or African American women aged between 15 and 44.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Asian_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried Asian or Pacific Islander women aged between 15 and 44.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Hispanic_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried Hispanic or Latina women aged between 15 and 44.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_WomenLive births per 1000 unmarried white not Hispanic or Latina women aged between 15 and 44.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_MothersPercent of live births to unmarried mothers of all races and origins.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_MothersLive births to unmarried white mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_MothersLive births to unmarried Black or African American mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_American_Indian_or_Alaska_MothersLive births to unmarried American Indian or Alaska native mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Asian_MothersLive births to unmarried Asian or Pacific Islander mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Hispanic_MothersLive births to unmarried Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Mexican_MothersLive births to unmarried Mexican mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Puerto_Rican_MothersLive births to unmarried Puerto Rican mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Cuban_MothersLive births to unmarried Cuban mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Central_and_South_American_MothersLive births to unmarried central and south American mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Other_Hispanic_MothersLive births to unmarried other and unknown Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_MothersLive births to unmarried white but not Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Percent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_Not_His_Or_Lat_MothersLive births to unmarried black but not Hispanic or Latina mothers percentage.numberlevel : Ratio
Live_Births_in_ThousandsTotal of live births in thousandsintegerlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Under_20_YearsPercentage of live births for unmarried mothers under 20 years to total live births for unmarried mothers.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_From_21_to_24_YearsPercentage of live births for unmarried mothers from 21 to 24 years OF total live births for unmarried mothers.numberlevel : Ratio
Percentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Over_25_YearsPercentage of live births for unmarried mothers 25 years and over to total live births for unmarried mothers.numberlevel : Ratio
YearLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_WomenLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_WomenLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Black_WomenLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Asian_WomenLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_Hispanic_WomenLive_Births_Per_1000_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_WomenPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_American_Indian_or_Alaska_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Asian_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Hispanic_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Mexican_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Puerto_Rican_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Cuban_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Central_and_South_American_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Other_Hispanic_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_White_Not_His_Or_Lat_MothersPercent_of_Live_Births_To_Unmarried_Black_Not_His_Or_Lat_MothersLive_Births_in_ThousandsPercentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Under_20_YearsPercentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_From_21_to_24_YearsPercentage_of_Live_Births_For_Unmarried_Womens_Over_25_Years
197524.512.484.214.37.149.532.744852.129.918
197026.413.995.510.75.537.522.439950.131.818.1
198129.518.679.418.911.856.941.2724.520.74814.329251057.9687393625
198634.223.97923.415.962.448.81031.627.952.615.83831.913.463.2878333631
19843120.675.22113.660.346.19.228.324.250.816.2343011.561.577035.136.228.7
19823019.377.919.412.357.742.67.925.621.94915.930.226.310.458.971537.73626.3
198532.822.5772214.761.246.89.529.525.751.116.134.931.112.46282833.836.329.9
19873625.382.624.516.963.451.11132.628.95316.137.134.214.264.193332.435.532.1
198330.319.876.220.312.959.245.38.627.523.749.516.13328.210.960.473836.63627.4
198838.527.486.525.71864.751.711.53430.653.316.336.435.515.164.7100532.134.933