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Parent's Relationship Status Five Years After a Non-Marital Birth.

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Center for Research on Child Wellbeing
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Parents Relationship Status Five Years After a Non Marital Birth.

The number of children born to unmarried parents has been steadily increasing. In 2005, 37 percent of children were born to unmarried parents. Responding to these trends, the Federal government implemented the Healthy Marriage Initiative. This brief, from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, provides information on the relationship dynamics of unmarried couples who recently had a child, which is the target population form many healthy marriage programs.

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