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-Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low
[National Journal] The U.S. birth rate dropped to its lowest level since the beginning of the Great Depression, led by a drop among immigrants, according to a report data released Thursday by the Pew Research Center.

In 2011, the overall birth rate was 63.2 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, the lowest since at least 1920, Pew reported, citing numbers from the National Center for Health Statistics. The birth rate reached 122.7 in 1957, the peak of the Baby Boom. After the mid-1970s, the birth rate stabilized at about 65 to 70 births per 1,000 women annually, until the beginning of the Great Recession.

Since 2007, both the U.S. birth rate (the number of live births per 1,000 women ages 15-44) and the number of births have dropped significantly, according to the report.

Overall, the birth rate declined 8 percent from 2007 to 2010. Among U.S.-born women, the birth rate dropped 6 percent. The decline among foreign-born women was 14 percent. Among Mexican women, the birth rate fell even more, to 23 percent.
Posted by:Fred

#11  We have record highs in UK thanks to muslim immigration.

You guys need more muslims LOL
Posted by: Hupusosing Grinese3585   2012-11-30 12:14  

#10  NOBODY likes Zero.
Posted by: Redneck Jim   2012-11-30 11:19  

#9  I disagree.

If the Government would document all the illegals they would see a huge bunch of unaccounted anchor babies, compound that number exponentially, daily.
Posted by: Whaick Dingle4526   2012-11-30 11:18  

#8  U.S. Birth Rate Hits Record Low...

...among the makers educated working class, however the takers Springerville is popping with random reproduction.
Posted by: Procopius2k   2012-11-30 10:59  

#7  The 14% drop among foreign born women would indicate it is not a culture, or pollution, reason.

*unless that stat has to do with fewer people immigrating to the USA, still it matches with the overall trend.
Posted by: swksvolFF   2012-11-30 10:46  

#6  The birth rate will climb again following the revolution.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-11-30 09:14  

#5  Maybe they all decided to "have careers" instead. Or paying off their student loans at the Mustang or Chicken Ranch in Nevada.
Posted by: Anguper Hupomosing9418   2012-11-30 08:56  

#4  Maybe they all decided to "have careers" instead.
Posted by: bigjim-CA   2012-11-30 08:28  

#3  In modern America the role of men has become almost insignificant - government has replaced them as the family provider, enforcement of any kind of family discipline is illegal, and turkey basters or the medical equivalent remove their biological necessity (except for a few breeding bulls in a pen somewhere.) Further, their percieved tendency towards violence makes them untrustworthy around civilized society, except for the metrosoxuals and other pseudo-castrati (perhaps female hormones in so much of the food supply contributes to the increase in such semi-men.)
Add to the above 1) the belief that humans are the cause of world problems and really should exterminate themselves, 2) the delay in starting families until one can 'afford it', 3) the focus of the breeding generation on 'me, me, me', and 4) the harmful effect of @bortions on ferti1ity and it should be no surprise at the birth rate reduction.
Posted by: Glenmore   2012-11-30 08:13  

#2  #1 Have the Wimin given up already - we're not even formally a Commie-Socialist Secular Totalitarian State yet???
Posted by JosephMendiola

Formal recognition is pending Joe.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-11-30 01:27  

#1  Have the Wimin given up already - we're not even formally a Commie-Socialist Secular Totalitarian State yet???
Posted by: JosephMendiola   2012-11-30 00:09