Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Forty percent of Dutch Babies Born out of Wedlock

In 2007 181,000 babies were born in the Netherlands, of which 70,000 were born out of wedlock. Half of the first-born children had an unmarried mother. This is double the number of ten years ago. Nine out of ten mothers under the age of 20 were not married. Fifteen years ago this was 40%. These data were published by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

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