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Extramarital births at all-time high in 2012: data

SEOUL, Aug. 27 (Yonhap) -- The number of babies born to unmarried couples reached an all-time high in 2012, data showed Tuesday, raising the necessity for the government to enforce measures to change the stigma against such families.

According to the data compiled by Statistics Korea, 10,144 babies were born outside marriage in 2012, up 1.9 percent from a year earlier. It marked the highest number since the agency started to compile such data in 1981.

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