For the generation under age 35,nearly half of all births are now outside marriage. This family structure, once common mainly among African-Americans and the poor, is spreading across races and into the middle class.
Factor in education, though, and the difference is stark, raising concerns of a new class divide. Among young women without a college degree … 55 percent of births are outside marriage, according to an analysis by the research group Child Trends. For those with at least a four-year degree, it’s just 9 percent. [NPR]