American women under 30 are siring bastards with a vengeance.
More than one out of two births (53%) to American women under 30 is illegitimate, according to a recent New York Times piece.
Given that two-thirds of children born to women under 30 are out of wedlock, bastards will soon be the norm in America than the exception. 😉
It’s not just women in their 20s who are dropping bastards in Amreeka.
Overall, 41% of American children are bastards (2009 data) compared to 33% in the mid-1990s.
Of course, this being America there are big differences at the rate different races sire bastards.
Blacks put out more bastards (73%) compared to Latinos (53%) or Whites (29%).
Here’s an excerpt from the NYT piece:
Once largely limited to poor women and minorities, motherhood without marriage has settled deeply into middle America. The fastest growth in the last two decades has occurred among white women in their 20s who have some college education but no four-year degree,according to Child Trends, a Washington research group that analyzed government data.
More Bastards = More Problems
If bastards are born mostly to women without a college degree one can safely hypothesize that these women are not in the higher income strata.
This means higher economic insecurity (aka poverty in plain English) for the bastard along with its attendant emotional and social problems.
After all, money is the bedrock of most economic and social troubles.
The Times article also takes note of the economic and social troubles plaguing bastards:
Researchers have consistently found that children born outside marriage face elevated risks of falling into poverty, failing in school or suffering emotional and behavioral problems.
Buy Prison Stocks?
We’re also inclined to the sane conclusion that poverty and less education are convenient shortcuts to prison.
So, does it mean we should all be buying stocks of prison companies in a few years as America’s bastards start to come of age? 😉