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The Census report also points out that more than 40 percent of newborns are born to single mothers, and these families tend to be lower income. Longer-term changes in family structure, such as a decline in marriage, have led to a rise in single-mother households across all racial groups, with the fastest growth now occurring among whites. More than 40 percent of newborns are now born out of wedlock, in families more likely to be low income. Among the under-5 age group, 22 percent of children already live in poverty. So as the non-white minority becomes the majority in the U.S., we looking at generations of under-educated, under-earning Americans—unless steps are taken now to level the playing field in public schools and the workforce.