US Birth Rate Hits 35-Year Low

Article CAIRCO note: 
Without mass immigration mandated by Congress, America could achieve population stabilization
Article author: 
Reid Wilson, The Hill
Article publisher: 
American Renaissance
Article date: 
May 22, 2020
Article category: 
National News
Medium
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The number of children born in the United States has hit its lowest level in 35 years, according to new federal data, as demographers worry that a baby bust that emerged after the Great Recession is becoming permanent.
 
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said in a report Wednesday that 3.7 million children were born in the U.S. last year, down 1 percent from 2018 and the lowest total number of births since 1985....
 
Studies have shown the overall decline in birth rates is being driven by steep drops among Hispanic women and women who do not belong to religious organizations. A 2018 study by the demographer Alicia Munnell at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College showed the rising number of women who attain college degrees and a shrinking wage gap between women and men are contributing factors, too.