LINK SNIPPET: The census study confirms those trends, reporting that more than 10 percent of all births each year in Georgia are to teenagers. Georgia has the ninth highest teen birth rate in the nation, a list led by Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana. Georgia also shares a history of low educational achievement with those states. That demographic shift toward single motherhood is troubling for a variety of reasons, not least because it often condemns both mother and child to lifetimes of grinding poverty. Half of single mothers and their children live below the poverty line, quadruple the rate for married women. And it's no secret that the children of single mothers living in poverty have a hard time overcoming those hurdles. My comment: Where is the church? and where is the church dynamic in all of this...I would believe that if the churches were united and had a plan they could improve their numbers in the South.