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Welfare State Watch: 40% of Babies Born to Unmarried Women

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 10, 2012 @ 2:37 pm In The Point | 21 Comments

Unmarried women isn’t the accurate term. The precise term is Brides of the Government, all the Julias who had their one night stand with Barry and who are getting child support from the government. Because in the absence of the family, the welfare state is the new normal.

The birth rate in the United States hit an all-time low in 2011, according to a report released this month by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“The 2011 preliminary number of U.S. births was 3,953,593, 1 percent less (or 45,793 fewer) births than in 2010; the general fertility rate (63.3 per 1,000 women age 15-44 years) declined to the lowest rate ever reported for the United States,” said the report.

More than 40 percent of all babies born in the country last year, the report said, were born to unmarried women.

While the overall birth rate declined to a record low, the birth rates for women in the 35-39 and 40-44 age groups actually increased from 2010 to 2011.

Relevant numbers from the report. There is an across-the-board decline in birth rates for American women. Not surprising in a bad economy.

Birth rates for White women fell 3 percent. Birth rates for Hispanic and Black women fell 1 percent. Birth rates for Asian women increased. Keep in mind that Black and Hispanic birth rates are still double that of Whites.

In 2011, 2.1 million white babies were born and 1.5 million non-white babies. 29 percent of White births were to unmarried women. Only 17 percent of Asian births were to unmarried women. 72.3 percent of Black births were to unmarried women. 53.3 percent of Hispanic births were to unmarried women. 66 percent of American Indian births were to unmarried women.

In most cases, the proud papa was Uncle Sam, better known as the taxpayer, better known as You. Because someone has to pay for bringing up the Democratic voters of tomorrow.

Birth rates for teenagers and women in their 20s have fallen dramatically. Birth rates for women in their 30s and 40s are up.

The birth rates for women in their twenties declined as well, to a historic low for women aged 20-24 (85.3 births per 1,000) The number of births to teenagers 15-19 dropped 10 percent from 2010 to 2011, to 329,797, the fewest since 1946.

These types of numbers point to a Europanization of America, which unlike Europe, at least had healthy birth rates.

The TFR for the United States in 2011 was below replacement, the level (2,100 births per 1,000 women) at which a given generation can exactly replace itself.  The rate had been above replacement in 2006 and 2007, but has dropped below since, and was also below replacement from 1972 through 2005

That’s where immigration kicks in and begins “replacing” the population until the natives go the way of the Cherokee and the Mohicans.


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