Percent of out of wedlock births by age and race of of mother.

Dalrock

I’ve done a quick scan of the latest US data I could find on out of wedlock births, and some of the data is very interesting.  The first thing that surprised* me is that the percent of births out of wedlock leveled off and even declined very slightly after 2009.  You can see this in Figure 1 from the 2014 NCHS data brief Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States:

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The chart above only goes through 2013, but according to this January 2017 National Vital Statistics Report the trend has continued through at least 2015, the last year we currently have data for:

The percentage of all births to unmarried women was 40.3%
in 2015, similar to the 2014 percentage of 40.2% in 2014, the
lowest levels since 2007. The percentage of all births to unmarried
women peaked in 2009 at 41.0%. In 2015, the percentage of

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