US birth rate declines again

Posted on November 22, 2011 by


From the Daily Mail:

U.S. births dropped for the third straight year – especially for young mothers – and experts think money worries are the reason.

A federal report released Thursday showed declines in the birth rate for all races and most age groups…

One involved a statistic called the total fertility rate. In essence, it tells how many children a woman can be expected to have if current birth rates continue. That figure was 1.9 children last year. In most years, it’s more like 2.1.