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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Study: Unwed Mothers 'Tend to Not Marry Well' But Make For Great 'Jerry Springer' Episodes

Well. Color me 'duh'. :/

"Women who have children out of wedlock are about 30 percent less likely to get married than childless single women, according to a new study.

When unwed mothers do marry, they are more likely to land husbands who are significantly older and less educated than those of women who don't have children.

'It's more difficult for unwed mothers to get married, and if they do, they tend to not marry well,' said Zhenchao Qian, associate professor of sociology at Ohio State University.

More than a third of female-headed families with children live in poverty compared to only 6 percent of married couples with children, Qian said. Marriage may not help unwed mothers economically, however, because their partners tend to lack education and are less likely to have opportunities for good-paying jobs."
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