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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

I'm just providing the numbers. No claim about the cause can be made. Shapiro is claiming an increase from a low rate (by today's standards) in the early sixties up to a high rate today, while MLK ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

I'm looking for a brief historical analysis on the "illegitimacy rates" in the black community Tldr; The rate for non-whites was ~21% in 1960 and 72% for blacks in 1998. The figures and ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

Just to complement @Schwern's excellent answer, and similarly not attempting make any claims about cause, I note that Shapiro is talking about single parents (which @Schwern's answer addresses), ...
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Did the single motherhood rate among black Americans jump from 20% to 70% since the 1960s?

Something notably absent from other answers (so far) has been data on the ratio of cohabiting parents. This Pew Research article using 2017 data (not long after Shapiro's comments) shows a total ...
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Are second children more likely to be troublemakers?

In scientific research, it's important to build up a body of evidence before we can draw conclusions. Once we have enough studies, if we see that a few find a real effect of birth order on ...
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Are 30% of all putative fathers who take paternity tests not the biological father of their children?

Estimates of 10 per cent to 30 per cent non-paternity rates are massively inflated figures which contribute to the myth of high misattributed paternity. The number of children whose biological ...
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Does Elimination communication work and can it be practiced in a modern society?

There are a few individual case studies that seem to suggest it's difficult but possible. They're far from perfect as evidence since they're self reported, but there's one case of a woman in ...
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