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Marriage rates for twenty-somethings are declining, from 68% in 1960 to 26% in 2008 80% of unmarried parents have cohabited; cohabitation rates have doubled since 1990 About 40% of children spend some time in a cohabiting family by age 12 People with lower incomes and education are less likely to marry, and more likely to have children outside of marriage

[Pew Research Center, The Decline of Marriage And Rise of New Families (2010), http://pewsocialtrends.org/files/2010/11/pew-social-trends-2010-families.pdf]

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