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Policy Should Focus on Better Contraception, Not More Marriage.
Brookings Institution Social Mobility Memos (2014)
  • REBECCA A MAYNARD
Abstract
More children are at risk of getting stuck in or near poverty, due to current trends in family formation. In 2012, more than 4 in 10 children were born to unmarried women—up from just over 3 in 10 in 2000, and from fewer than 2 in 10 in 1980. This blog discusses the policy concerns and recommends strategies for improving outcomes.
Keywords
  • teenage pregnancy,
  • out of wedlock childbirth,
  • welfare polciy
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
REBECCA A MAYNARD. "Policy Should Focus on Better Contraception, Not More Marriage." Brookings Institution Social Mobility Memos (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rebecca_maynard/18/