Has welfare caused more unmarried births?

Many Conservative pundits like to claim that the marriage rates and out of wedlock births in black America are caused by Great Society welfare programs. They claim it like it is simply a fact and like welfare is the main cause. For example: popular YouTube pundit Steven Crowder casually makes the claim repeatedly. But, he’s WRONG!

Scholars have produced many papers studying the subject, both for Great Society welfare programs that started in the 60s, and for welfare changes since. Conservative and Liberal sources seem to have come close to a consensus…