Monday, May 30, 2016

Four out of ten babies have unmarried parents

The percentage of parents who are unmarried or have no registered partnership has greatly increased in the past decades. In 1990 it was 11 percent, and now it is 44 percent. For first-born children, the figure is over 50 percent. This data was made public by the Central Bureau of Statistics. For nine out of ten children born out of wedlock, the father is known. Most fathers formally acknowledge their babies during pregnancy. Only in the Netherlands Bible Belt is the percentage of children born to married parents high.

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