Births to Unmarried Women are Rising

Tuesday, December 11th, 2007 12:34 pm by Neal

This is bad news for freedom and independence.

John Derbyshire has these comments on the National Vital Statistics Report for 2006 birth data:

The National Vital Statistics Report for 2006 came out last week, with some dismaying demographic data. “Percentage of births to unmarried women” (Table 1) was 38.5 percent nationwide, up 1.6 percent from 2005.

For Hispanics the number was 49.9 percent, up 1.9 percent. This confirms the suspicion, widely voiced among immigration-restrictionists, that Hispanics are assimilating all right, but to urban-ghetto norms, not bourgeois ones.

Not to worry, though: those husbandless Hispanic women and their fatherless children will not—absolutely not! no way!—form a huge new client base for the future welfare state. And they will all vote for conservative Republicans. Of course they will!

(For Non-Hispanic Whites the figure was 26.6, up 1.3. For Non-Hispanic Blacks, it was 70.7, up 0.8.)


Will the last responsible, independent American not on welfare please get the lights on the way out.

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