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"illegitimate" (i.e. out of marriage) births make up more than half of all births in Scandinavia and France, not countries known for the breakdown of their social systems.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes
by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 05:22:24 PM EST
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this is a long thread and I wanted to make sure you had seen a clarification I made: "My point as I intended it, is that I think it is very challenging to raise children in a single parent situation-".  Izzy had referred me to the WSJ article on this subject, they were discussing the single parent issue and using the term "illegitimacy rate".  I carried that term forward in my closing sentence and regret using the term

I wonder if the statistics you quote would be a representation of single parent situations or not.  I know when I lived in the UK, there was a large group of young couples that were committed in every sense of the word, but not married due to the tax situation (this was late '80's).

by wchurchill on Thu Oct 13th, 2005 at 08:33:40 PM EST
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