66% children born out of wedlock in iceland, 40% in united states

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

forty percent of children are born out of wedlock in the united states. that number is 66% in iceland but only 2% in japan. along with the financial crisis that has devastated iceland, what has become of the family unit? could the low rate in japan explain why, despite 10 years of financial meltdown in the 90s, during it’s own banking crisis, there was no social unrest?

research has shown that kids raised in 2 parent homes tend to go on to have more stable lives. single parent families, at least in the united states, tend to be poorer and the children and families have more social problems.

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