Chart of the Day – 4 in 5 Maori children born outside marriage

Lindsay Mitchell blogs about ex-nuptial births of Maori – 4 out of every 5 Maori children are born outside of marriage:

Percentage of children born outside marriage Maori and non-Maori 1968 to 2012

 

The earliest statistics kept on Maori ex-nuptial births were in 1968. The percentage of Maori children born outside marriage would have been even lower pre-1968.

Does marriage matter? Of course it does. Married people tend to be wealthier, are more likely to stay together, and provide their children with greater security and opportunity. A great deal of Maori disadvantage is due to the picture [above].


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