The New Mother: Young and Single

For the first time in history, the majority of under-30 moms are unwed.

This article is from Issue 57: May/June 2012

Today, 53 percent of American babies born to women under 30 are born out of wedlock.

This rise in non-marital births has come primarily from couples living together—a tenuous arrangement, as unmarried couples living together are twice as likely to split as married couples.