Report by Hispanic Center Cites a Cultural Tug of War

Publication: The Modesto Bee

Author: Eve Hightower

05/22/2008 - Although Latinas tend to have less education and earn less money than most women, they have the highest birthrates, according to a newly released report from the Pew Hispanic Center.

The fertility rate of Latinas is one-third higher than that of non-Latinas. Immigrant Latinas tend to have the most children, while U.S.-born Latinas have the highest rate of single motherhood.

The report released earlier this month is based on U.S. census data that also shows 35 percent of immigrant Latinas who gave birth from 2006 to 2007 were unwed. About 34 percent of non-Latina women in the United States gave birth out of wedlock.

Read the full article Report by Hispanic Center Cites a Cultural Tug of War on the Modesto Bee Web site.

Read the related report Hispanic Women in the United States on the Pew Hispanic Center Web site.

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