I ran across this article today while researching fatherless and divorce fallout statistics in the midwest. It appears the National Center for Health Statistics has some recent national research to show some dramatic numbers in this area. These are the finding based on the Wall Street Journal article:
The nation’s out-of-wedlock birth rate is 38%. Among white children, 28% are now born to a single mother; among Hispanic children it is 50% and reaches a chilling, disorienting peak of 71% for black children. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly a quarter of America’s white children (22%) do not have any male in their homes; nearly a third (31%) of Hispanic children and over half of black children (56%) are fatherless.”
read the full article here.