July 2017 | Carmen Solomon-Fears; Congressional Research Service

Nonmarital Births: An Overview

This report by the Congressional Research Service analyzes the trends in nonmarital childbearing, discusses some of the characteristics of unwed mothers, addresses some issues involving the fathers of children born outside of marriage, and offers some concluding remarks.  It also contains a brief discussion of paternity establishment  within the IV-D program, and its positive impact on children and families.

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