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Old 10-25-2000, 10:31 AM
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Originally posted by pldennison
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Originally posted by Opus1
Most likely the higher rates of out-of-wedlock births and deadbeat fathers which makes half-siblings and matrilineal lineages more common than among whites.
Do you have any citations that this is in fact the case?
I submit the following without comment, from the first hit of a google search for 'unwed births racial':
From Children's Advocacy Institute's CALIFORNIA CHILDREN'S BUDGET 2000-01:
Code:
                   All Women      White    African-American   Hispanic
       1970-74       18.0%        11.1%         59.0%           29.6%
       1980-84       29.6%        21.3%         71.2%           36.7%
       1990-94       40.5%        32.4%         79.9%           40.2%

               Table 2-D. U.S. Premarital First Birth Rates53
and the reference for this table is given as:
Quote:
49 . U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Trends in Premarital Childbearing 1930 to 1994 (Current
Population Reports P23-197, Washington, D.C.; October 1999) Table 1, column 3, at 2 (hereinafter "Premarital
Trends, 1930 to 1994
").
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53 . [i]Premarital Trends, 1930 to 1994, supra note 49[/sup], Table 1 at 2.