Friday, September 10, 2010

Number of EU children born out of wedlock doubles

Sep 9, 2010

BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union says the number of children born out of wedlock in the 27-nation bloc has doubled over the past two decades and now accounts for over one-third of the region's births.

Eurostat, the EU's statistical agency, said Thursday that 35.1 percent of births in 2008 occurred outside of marriage, up from 17.4 percent in 1990 and 25.1 percent in 1998. the rest


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