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Aspen Ideas Festival: 'Generation Unbound'

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The rate of parents having babies out of wedlock is growing, especially for those who don't have access to quality birth control. 

Isabel Sawhill, Senior Fellow of Economics at the Brookings Institution, explored the impact these unplanned pregnancies from unwed parents have on poverty at the Aspen Ideas Festival. She concludes that the solution is not just accessible birth control, but birth control that works in the long-term, and in moments when condoms and pills can be forgotten. 

Sawhill published a book last year titled "Generation Unbound: Drifting Into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage."