A different kind of baby boom
The recession did more than just reduce the number of job. It is reducing the number of children.
Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say the U.S. birthrate fell to another record low last year. According to the CDC, there were 63 per woman of childbearing age. That’s the lowest birthrate since record keeping began in 1909.
Researchers say a major reason for the drop is the economy. They say about 22 percent of couple said money concerns prompted them to have either fewer children or no children at all.