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Black Women Putting Off Babies Because Of Recession: Are You?

Madame Noire | Posted 12.14.2011 | Black Voices

Birth rates among black women have dropped 2.4 percent as a result of the recession. Overall, preliminary data from 2010 show birthrates have dropped ...

Is China Cooking The Books In The Most Recent Census?

Economic Observer/Worldcrunch | Yi Fuxien | Posted 07.06.2011 | World

China's just released 10-year census shows the country's population total at 1.3397 billion people. Compared with the last census conducted in 2000, t...

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

India Fights Population Boom With Cash Payments To Couples Who Delay Babies

New York Times | JIM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

...If youth is India's advantage, the sheer size of its population poses looming pressures on resources and presents an enormous challenge for an alre...

Happy Grandparents Day (No Need to Mail a Card)

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

This year on Grandparents Day, more children might want to honor their grandparents, but they won't need to mail a card to do it. So far the recessi...

Baby Boom Has Gone Bust

Tom Silva | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Silva

One unexpected side effect of economic hard times is a sharp decline in birth rates. In Illinois, for example, the birth rate has fallen to its lowes...

Post-Fertile Boomers Push The Birth Rate Drop

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Elizabeth Gregory

As older folks continue to stick around longer and longer, it negatively affects the birth rate because the proportion of infertile people is increasing.

Are Low Birth Rates a Milestone or a Tipping Point?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

Reaching a data point such as the lowest-birth-rate-ever is a milestone. It's not a tipping point unless it leads to accelerating change in the same direction.

U.S. Birth Rate At Record Low, Experts Blame Recession

AP | MARILYNN MARCHIONE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Forget the Dow and the GDP. Here's the latest economic indicator: The U.S. birth rate has fallen to its lowest level in at least a century as many peo...

A Baby Bust? Recession Brings U.S. Birth Rate To Lowest Level In A Century

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Marilynn Marchione, AP Medical Writer: Forget the Dow and the GDP. Here's the latest economic indicator: The U.S. birth rate has fallen to its ...

In Down Economy, Older Moms' Births Still Up In US

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA — U.S. births fell in 2008, probably because of the recession, updated government figures confirm. The one exception to the trend was th...

Pushing Babies: The Assault on Childless Women

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Elizabeth Gregory

Because fertility is experienced as a very personal issue, it ends up getting very little critical discussion. Time for an honest exploration of the dynamics of birth timing and women's work, especially in our recession.

A Domestic Proposal: No More Babies

Elizabeth Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth Gregory

Senator Jon Kyl made headlines recently by proposing that maternity care shouldn't be covered by health insurance because he didn't need it. When S...

Birth Rate Falling As A Result Of The Recession

nytimes.com | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For the first time since the decade began, Americans are having fewer babies, and some experts are blaming the economy. "It's the recession," said ...