Thursday, August 15, 2013

Aljazeera America's Haya El Nasser: Whither the American Birth Rate?

Haya El Nasser of Aljazeera America looks at the question of whether recent declines in the U.S. birth rate are short-run anomalies, or the shape of things to come for the foreseeable future.

The Aljazeera America article is linked below.

Is the Declining U.S. Birth Rate an Aberration or a Long-Term Trend?

"The United States has been the envy of the developed world for more than 20 years in the way its fertility rate has stayed near the 2.1 "replacement level" -- the number needed to keep the population stable.
But the average number of births per woman has fallen 12 percent from a peak of 2.12 in 2007 to its lowest in 25 years."
---Haya El Nasser, Aljazeera America

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