Skip to comments.Recession Big Factor as Birthrate Falls
Posted on 11/29/2012 9:28:38 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
A steep decline in births among immigrant women hard hit by the recent recession is the driving force behind the record low U.S. birthrate, according to the Pew Research Center.
The annual number of births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44 dropped 8% in the U.S. from 2007 to 2010 to 64 births per 1,000, according to a report released Thursday by the nonpartisan Pew center. The U.S. birthrate peaked during the baby boom, at 122.7 in 1957.
Immigrant women, both legal and illegal, still have a higher birthrate than the U.S. population as a whole. Yet the rate for foreign-born women dropped 14% between 2007 and 2010, to 87.8 births per 1,000 women ages 15 to 44, compared with a 6% decline for U.S.-born women, to 58.9 births. The birthrate plunged 19% for immigrants of Hispanic origin during that period; among Mexicans, the largest group among Hispanics, the rate plunged 23%.
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so from 10 to 6 to 3 to 2....at this rate, my personal family tree is going to be very stunted in the future....
and that in a nutshell, is what is wrong with our America....we're not producing enough....
With couples working three crappy jobs between them who’s got time for woopie?
Low birthrate big factor as recession persists indefinitely.
I have 5. Doing my part.
I have ten.
I was simply pointing out that a society’s failure to reproduce is both a cause and an effect of economic stagnation/decline.
Good for you, and I agree. I had 32 aunts and uncles when I was growing up. That includes spouses. Big families are great.
Well, God loves families,
and therefore Satan and his followers in this world hate them.
This is what we’re seeing.
Don't forget modern day feminism and the "family" court/cottage divorce industry in that haters' group!