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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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.....and many are not working and on benefits.

Heck, a lot of them are probably also BOTH working and on benefits.

Unless someone wants to go to the effort of getting hard data there's not much further to go with it than that.
More than likely that is the case. Min wage job at FF or the supermarket and SNAP, WIC, medicaid to fill in the gaps. That's what I see in my town.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Bailing out the banks actually generated a profit to the taxpayer, so it didnt cost us a dime, and no, I didnt support it either.
Bailing out the banks didn't cost taxpayers a dime?----Are you serious?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:12 AM
 
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But when more than 600 out of every 1,000 children born to women in their early 20s have single mothers, can anybody come up with a percentage for how many of them will flourish?
The article says:

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more than 600 out of every 1,000 children born to women in their early 20s are unmarried.
not:

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more than 600 out of every 1,000 children born to women in their early 20s have single mothers
if 42% of those unmarried mothers are single mothers (as a previous link I linked said that 58% of unmarried mothers are cohabiting), the the figure is more like 240 single mothers per 1000 born to women in their early 20s.

I better get off to bed. Bye all!
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Minnesota
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Bailing out the banks didn't cost taxpayers a dime?----Are you serious?
Amazing what people will say online as if it was revealed truth.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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No, I am merely pointing out that not all unmarried women are single mothers.

Also, not all those unmarried women, whether cohabiting or single mothers, are claiming benefits.

When the writer of the article says this:

that more than six out of 10 women who give birth in their early 20s are unmarried.

That doesn't automatically mean those 6 out of 10 unmarried mothers in their early 20s are claiming benefits.

Correct me if I am wrong but I seem to be getting the impression that some on here are interpreting:


as meaning:
It's like talking to a rock. Of course, that is exactly how the article is being interpreted because that furthers the OP's political agenda.

Nothing else will be heard.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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It's like talking to a rock. Of course, that is exactly how the article is being interpreted because that furthers the OP's political agenda.

Nothing else will be heard.
Do you have any statistics to prove it otherwise ?

What's the percentage of single family households in your kid's school ?
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:19 AM
 
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I was talking about this:
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It was reported the other day on an inside page of the Pioneer Press
Could someone find that Pioneer Press article?

Btw every single mother I know works and there is a father somewhere in the picture - the average age is about late 20s. Also, I know others who have become single mothers in their late 30s onwards (they've wanted children but given up on finding a husband).
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:22 AM
 
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Some people don't realize even our "First Lady" is a single-mom, she said so! Some how it became a slip of the tongue....

I always assumed when my husband worked out of town I was a single-mom.
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:23 AM
 
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if 42% of those unmarried mothers are single mothers (as a previous link I linked said that 58% of unmarried mothers are cohabiting), the the figure is more like 240 single mothers per 1000 born to women in their early 20s.
A single mother cohabitating with a boyfriend who isn't the child's father doesn't adequately provide that kid with one, and it in practice usually doesn't get reported to the government so the welfare (WIC, food stamps, section 8, TANF, etc.) keeps flowing.

I get that you're Australian and haven't seen what goes on in this country, but there are some parts of it where that sort of thing is very common.
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