SODOM & GOMORRAH: We have likely reached the point of no return for the American family. More women under 30 are giving birth to children outside of marriage than not.
The New York Times touts it as the "new normal." For the first time, more than half of the women in the United States under 30 are having children born outside of marriage. Child Trends, a Washington-based research group analyzed government data and found that the fastest growth in out-of-wedlock births has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education, but no four-year degree.
59% of mothers of all ages were married when they had children according to 2009 data. But there has been a very large surge of young mothers having children born outside of marriage. Close to 70% of children born in the United States are born to women under 30. The surge of children born outside of marriage to mothers under 30 marks a very stark decline in American society.
Marriage has effectively been ruined. The social atomization caused by the influence of hedonistic ideologies is creating a generation of people who float through a series of relationships that lack any real commitment. The Times suggests that the root problem is a lack of education, but researchers have long ago pointed out that higher education is correlated with lower birthrates overall.
Children are being adversely impacted. Researchers have consistently demonstrated that children born outside of marriage are more likely to be poor, fail out of school, and suffer behavioral problems.
The trend is clear. The lower class in America are continuing to have children born outside of marriage. The upper class are continuing to have fewer and fewer children. The future is one full of a small group of rich, stable people educated in progressive schools and a mass of poor people kept out of stable, public life.