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The U.S. Is No Longer In A Birth Recession

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.29.2014 | Parents

NEW YORK (AP) — The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each y...

Millennials: Too Realistic to Have Children?

Nanette Fondas | Posted 11.07.2013 | Parents
Nanette Fondas

Long work hours, heavy student debt, job and career stress, anticipated work-family conflict and health and social tradeoffs all weighed into the decision to plan or not to plan to have babies.

Why More Women Are Delaying Motherhood

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.10.2013 | Women

While the women's movement is often cited for encouraging women to delay motherhood, new data suggests there may now be another culprit: the economic ...

Don't Be Fruitful and Multiply

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 08.17.2013 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

The traditional religious emphasis on copious reproduction and common teachings against the use of contraception are having a direct impact on population growth, especially in countries that can't afford it.

Against 'Decadence': Fewer Kids, Better Future

Jedediah Purdy | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics
Jedediah Purdy

Is having fewer children the mark of decadence? The New York Times' cultural conservative, Ross Douthat, has been arguing that. But he is seriously, even dangerously wrong, and that the people he's criticizing are the ones who are taking responsibility for the future.

We Are Not Having Enough Babies

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business

Thanks to the weak economy, Americans are having fewer babies than the British and the French -- not enough to maintain the size of the U.S. populatio...

We Just Can't Afford To Reproduce

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 07.27.2012 | Money

It's one of those economic recoveries where we just can't afford to reproduce. The average number of births per woman in the U.S. is likely to plu...

Census: Minorities Now Surpass Whites In US Births

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 07.16.2012 | Latino Voices

WASHINGTON — For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady imm...

U.S. Birth Rate Continues To Decline, A Sign Of Down Economy

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan | Posted 12.15.2011 | Healthy Living

The birth rate continued to drop last year in the United States, according to new data from the Pew Research Center, and experts are linking it to a d...

U.S. Births Going Down, Down

AP | By MIKE STOBBE | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living

ATLANTA -- U.S. births apparently have declined for a third year in a row, probably because of the weak economy. Births had been on the rise for year...

Even At Lowest, U.S. Teen Birth Rate Far Higher Than W. Europe

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ATLANTA — The rate of teen births in the U.S. is at its lowest level in almost 70 years. Yet, the sobering context is that the teen pregnancy rate i...

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.

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...