BLACK VOICES
10/14/2011 05:46 pm ET Updated Dec 14, 2011

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

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 to 64.7 births per thousand women ages 15 to 44, from 69.6 births per thousand women in 2007, the year the recession began.

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