Marriage Measures Guide of State-Level Statistics. Appendix B: Technical Appendix

The statistics reported in this guide are based on detailed analyses of several national data sets.  In this technical appendix, we explain how we calculated these statistics and describe the various data sources we used in our analyses. First, we describe the data and measures we used in our analyses of births to unmarried women.  Second, we describe the two data sets we used to calculate state-level divorce statistics.  We end the appendix by describing our analyses of the distribution of low-income children across family types.

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