Category Archives: Data

A bit of data on Black children living with their fathers.

As I explained in Black Fathers [Don’t] Matter, the official data on intact families is problematic because both HHS and the US Census are all too eager to count any man mom is shacking up with as the father.  Because of this, … Continue reading

Posted in Child Custody, Data, Fatherhood, Illegitimacy | 124 Comments

Black Fathers [Don’t] Matter.

With the riots in Baltimore one of the issues being discussed is the breakdown of the Black family.  Phillip Bump at the Washington Post tackles this very question in Rand Paul cites a ‘lack of fathers’ in Baltimore. Here’s what the data … Continue reading

Posted in Fatherhood, Child Custody, Foolishness, Denial, Data | 202 Comments

Out of wedlock births have leveled off in the United States since 2009

In my previous post I stated that out of wedlock birth rates were continuing to increase.  However, I was incorrect.  According to the August 2014 Census paper Recent Declines in Nonmarital Childbearing in the United States out of wedlock birth rates have … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Illegitimacy | 115 Comments

2014 Never Married Data

The Census finally got around to publishing the 2014 Families and Living Arrangements tables.  As I’ve done in the past, my focus is on the trend of never married White women.  Marriage rates vary widely by race, and looking at … Continue reading

Posted in Aging Feminists, Data, Finding a Spouse, Nevermarried | 397 Comments

Doubling down

Commenter adam pointed out that I am not alone in challenging Claire Cain Miller’s NY Times article on divorce.  Professor Steven Ruggles of the University of Minnesota has likewise refuted Miller’s claim that the public’s understanding has failed to keep up with what … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Denial, Divorce, Feminists | 33 Comments