• Americans are having fewer kids than ever before, fueling fears of a 'demographic time bomb'

    5 days ago - By Business Insider

    The US birth rate fell 2% from 2016 to 2017, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
    Only women from ages 40-49 are having more kids.
    Economists worry that the dwindling numbers of newborns could have a major effect on the future US labor force.
    America may have a baby-making problem.
    The US birth rate dropped to an all-time low in 2017, according to preliminary numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention .
    Women in the US gave birth to around 3,853,472 babies last year - a 2% drop from 2016. At just over 60 births per every 1,000 women...
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  • Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

    Lowest US birth rate in 3 decades could pose risk to economy

    5 days ago - By Chron

    WASHINGTON - Women in the United States gave birth last year at the lowest rate in 30 years, a trend that could weigh on economic growth in the coming decades.
    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics said Thursday that the number of U.S. babies born last year fell 2 percent from 2016 to 3.85 million, also a 30-year low. Births have fallen for three straight years. The fertility rate dropped 3 percent last year to 60.2 births per 1,000 women ages 15 through 44.
    An aging society has already weighed on economic growth in the United States in the...
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