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Unintended Pregnancies: Unmarried Women Under 30

Isabel V. Sawhill

Young adults in the United States are increasingly drifting into parenthood — and too often it is happening early, outside of marriage, and without the stable support of a second parent.

In her latest Brookings Institution Press book, Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage, Isabel V. Sawhill offers recommendations for preventing unintended pregnancy among young adults, and thereby ensuring that more children are born into families with the means and motivation to care for them — and saving billions of dollars in social costs.

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