Ep. 43 The Death of the Shotgun Marriage is Greatly Exaggerated

In the 1930s, half of all unmarried women who got pregnant out of wedlock got married (a so-called “shotgun marriage.”) By the second half of the 2000s, only 6% of women in the same situation married before giving birth. But recently shotgun marriages have actually risen among certain groups of women.

Episode features Anna Gassman-Pines, Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy and faculty fellow of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy. Anna co-authored the study with her Sanford colleagues Christina Gibson-Davis and Elizabeth O. Ananat.