One in four babies on islands has single mom

Almost one in every four children born in Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba in 2012 ended up in a single-parent family, mostly a single mother, writes The Daily Herald. This was recently concluded by Dutch Central Bureau for Statistics CBS.
Thirty-eight per cent of the babies in 2012 in the Caribbean Netherlands were born to a single mother, which is almost the same (37 per cent) as the babies, who were born in the Netherlands of a mother of Dutch Caribbean descent that same year.
In the Netherlands, less than one in every ten babies born in 2012 had a single mother. An equal percentage, also 38 per cent, of babies in the Caribbean Netherlands were born to married parents in 2012, whereas 15 per cent of the newborns on the three islands had unmarried parents. Thirty-two per cent of the babies born in the Netherlands to a Dutch Caribbean mother in 2012, had parents that were not married. Twenty-four per cent of the babies born in the Netherlands of a Dutch Caribbean mother had married parents in that same year.
Women in the Caribbean Netherlands and women of Dutch Caribbean descent living in the Netherlands relatively often, in respectively 9 and 7 per cent of the cases, bore a child in a “different kind of household,” often the family of the mother. In these cases, the mother lives with her  baby at her parents.

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