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Unmarried Couples Are More Likely To Have Kids — New Report

Tue, April 17, 2012 10:54am EDT by Add first Comment

Do you live with your boyfriend? If you do, you are more likely to have a baby!

The rate of cohabiting couples having babies has increased from 12 percent in 2002 to 22 percent in 2010, according to a new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

The reason for the rise in unmarried women having babies is due to the fact that they are living with their significant other, says Gladys Martinez, the lead author of the CDC study.

“More people are cohabiting,” she tells Reuters. “It’s more likely that they are going to have children when in cohabiting unions.”

Of course, there’s a catch: Kids born into families with unmarried parents tend to suffer more instability and grow up with less opportunities, the CDC reports. The research shows that children born to a woman living with her partner are more likely to prosper than if they were born to a single mom.

Many celebs have had babies without walking down the aisle. Just look at long-time couple Kourtney Kardashian, 32, and Scott Disick, 28, who are not married and have two-year-old Mason Disick together — plus another baby on the way!

The study surveyed over 22,000 men and women.

HollyMoms, What do YOU think about the CDC’s statistics?

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