Category Archives: Social Statistics

Out-of-Wedlock Births Plateau and maybe begin Decline

The out-of-wedlock birth ratio or illegitimacy ratio was 40.2% in 2014; that is down, yes DOWN, from 41.0% in 2009.  This is the first time since 1950 that the illegitimacy ratio has declined over a 5 year period. Advertisements

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The Return of the Stay-at-Home Mother

The Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) of women 25 to 54 years old peaked in April 2000 at 77.3%. By January 2013, the most recent month available, it had dropped to 74.0%. This decline in women’s LFPR is contrary to … Continue reading

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Women’s Labor Force Participation Hits New Low since 1989

In March 2015 women’s labor force participation rate in the 25 to 54 year old age group was at 73.4%; the lowest level since July 1989, the most recent date when women’s labor force participation was that low. Women’s labor … Continue reading

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The Threat of Rising Cohabitation

First off, I’d like to visit what Mark Driscoll had to say about cohabitation and “sleeping together” in a question and answer period at the end of his sermon Men and Marriage in his Real Marriage series:

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The History of the Black Family in America; Looking Back on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington

August 28, 2013 was the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom featuring Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. I most certainly remember Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights Movement, and certain parts of … Continue reading

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Marriage is Masculinity and Coverture

Robert P. George, law professor at PrincetonUniversity, has recently released a new book titled Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism.  In this book he discusses the meaning of marriage; in particular why so called “homosexual marriage” … Continue reading

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