According to U.S. News and World Report, though, the birthrate for single women overall took a 2 percent dip last year.
Researchers noticed the first signs of a decrease in the starting in 2007. “It’s still high compared with previous generations, but there has been a decline,” an author of the study published by the magazine said.
The Wall Street Journal reports that that’s not the only segment of single women having fewer babies out of wedlock. The number of girls 15-17 having babies dropped from 21 to 15 between 2002 and 2012.
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