US Birth Rate Plunges To All-Time Low As More Women Choose Careers Over Families | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


US Birth Rate Plunges To All-Time Low As More Women Choose Careers Over Families

Smart Americans - well, all Americans but particularly those with college degrees - are having fewer kids. According to figures released Tuesday by the CDC and cited by WSJ, the number of live births in the US last year dropped to 3.8 million, the lowest level in 32 years. That brought the birth rate down to 1.7, a record low and well below the so-called "rate of replacement" of 2.1.

With this latest decline, the number of births in the US has fallen during 10 of the last 11 years.

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