“The number of births in the U.S. today is simply not enough by itself to keep the population stable,” Mosher said. Noting the fertility declines over the past three years were mostly among women under 30, Kasey Buckles, an economics professor at Notre Dame, said the data indicated the decrease most likely came from a drop in unwanted pregnancies and people just being more “intentional about their fertility.”
The United States birth rate dropped again last year, hitting a 30-year low and raising concerns about the future of American society and economic growth.
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The number of U.S. babies born last year fell 2 percent from 2016, from 3.95 million to 3.85 million, according to data released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics.
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