Census Bureau Reports Nearly 1 in 3 Unmarried Women Who Give Birth Cohabit
The U.S. Census Bureau reported that among the 1.5 million unmarried women who gave birth during the period between June 2007 and June 2008, about 425,000, or 28 percent, were living with a cohabitating partner. These unmarried mothers included those who were separated and those married with an absent spouse.
These findings are contained in Fertility of American Women: 2008, which reports that 4 million women age 15 to 44 gave birth during that time.
"The report shows that many unmarried new moms are not raising their child alone."