May 17, 2018

Record drop in births

USA Today - U.S. birth rates declined last year for women in their teens, 20s and – surprisingly – their 30s, leading to the fewest babies in 30 years, according to a government report released Thursday.

Experts said several factors may be combining to drive the declines, including shifting attitudes about motherhood and changing immigration patterns.

Births have been declining since 2014, but 2017 saw the greatest year-to-year drop – about 92,000 less than the previous year.


greg gerritt said...

This article is written as if a shrinking population is a bad thing, but on overcrowded and massively depleted earth, fewer Americans due to a slowdown in births, would be a very good thing.

Karl Kolchak said...

Declining birthrates in America are the best thing that could happen to the rest of the world. Hopefully, they will soon go to ZERO.