Skip to comments.US Birth Rate Plummets To Lowest Level Since 1920 (earliest year with reliable records)
Posted on 11/29/2012 4:15:35 PM PST by drewh
The U.S. birth rate plunged last year to a record low, with the decline being led by immigrant women hit hard by the recession, according to a study released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.
The overall birth rate declined by 8 percent between 2007 and 2010, with a decrease of 6 percent among U.S.-born women and 14 percent among foreign-born women. The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent. The overall birth rate is now at its lowest since 1920, the earliest year with reliable records.
The decline could have far-reaching implications for U.S. economic and social policy. A continuing decline would challenge long-held assumptions that births to immigrants will help maintain the U.S. population and provide the taxpaying work force needed to support the aging baby boomer generation.
After 2007, as the worst recession in decades dried up jobs and economic prospects across the nation, the birth rate for immigrant women abruptly plunged.
While the declining U.S. birth rate has not yet created the stark imbalances in graying countries such as Japan or Italy, it should serve as a wake-up call for policymakers, said Roberto Suro, a professor of public policy at the University of Southern California.
Weve been assuming that when the baby boomer population gets most expensive, that there are going to be immigrants and their children who are going to be paying into [programs for the elderly], but in the wake of whats happened in the last five years, we have to reexamine those assumptions, he said. When you think of things like the solvency of Social Security, for example . . . relatively small increases in the dependency ratio can have a huge effect.
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How can people on the lowest wrung of the economic ladder, who are net tax users, "help" pay social security?
“...The decline for Mexican immigrant women was more extreme, at 23 percent...”
How unfortunate...for the Democrat party.
A 'troubled' Obama is looking for ways to boost incentives for these unfortunate citizens-in-waiting to stay through these hard times.
Hell, how can people using someone elses social security number “help” pay social security?
Our criminal, treasonous government thinks they can import enough foreigners to make up the shortfall. So, after 50% of Mexico has arrived, they’ll switch to China or India.
You can’t kill 55 million babies and not miss them later. This country will die a slow agonizing death, and it will deserve it
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Given the economic time we live in and the lack of security that a young couple faces regarding the future economy/employment this should be expected.Rodents will still pop out lemmings every 15 months, that will never stop. But mature thinking family minded folks will look at it differently.