Johns Hopkins: 57 Percent of Children Born to Millennials Are Out of Wedlock

More than half of millennial women aged 26 to 31 who have babies are either unmarried or single instead of part of a married couple, according to a recent study from Johns Hopkins University.

Fifty-seven percent of children born to millennial women are born out of wedlock, and 63 percent are born to women lacking a college education, according to the Hopkins study, entitled “Changing Fertility Regimes and the Transition to Adulthood.”

In fact, the only group that primarily follows a more traditional marriage-before-children pattern are college graduates, 90 percent of whom have children within marriage, the study found.

“It is now unusual for non-college graduates who have children in their teens and twenties to have all of them within marriage,” the study’s authors said.